Document Detail

Congenital laryngeal defects in the adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  949155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two types of congenital laryngeal defects in the adult are presented. The first case is a patient with a laryngeal cleft who became symptomatic at 42 years of age. Dysphagia, dyspnea, hoarseness and aspiration progressed in severity until surgery was necessary at the age of 48 years. The second case presented is a 21-year-old male with nonfusion of the thyroid laminae. He was asymptomatic except for persistence of a high-pitched voice after puberty. The case histories and radiographic studies are reviewed, emphasizing that the diagnosis of these defects was more difficult than their management. The surgical repair is described and illustrated. Briefly, this involved repair of the laryngeal cleft using techniques similar to those of a hernoiorrhaphy. The nonfusion of the thyroid laminae and resultant defective anterior glottis was repaired using bipedicled muscle flaps and a silicone keel.
W W Montgomery; S A Smith
Related Documents :
1593565 - Left microtia in one monozygotic twin. a case report.
17102725 - Orbitofacial cleft number 5: radiographic, anatomical, and histologic study of a 24-wee...
9377195 - Elephantiasis nostras of the lips: a case report.
16411235 - Diagnosis and management of heterokaryotypic monochorionic twins.
21067725 - Giant uterine leiomyomata.
19891685 - Cutaneous lesions as initial signs of interferon alpha-induced sarcoidosis: report of t...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:    1976 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-10-01     Completed Date:  1976-10-01     Revised Date:  2006-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Deglutition Disorders
Laryngeal Cartilages / abnormalities
Laryngeal Diseases / congenital*,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Larynx / abnormalities*
Middle Aged
Thyroid Gland / surgery
Vocal Cords / abnormalities

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Otolaryngological manifestations of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita.
Next Document:  Granular cell tumors of the larynx.