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MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19128520     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report an extremely rare and interesting case of a woman who developed a laryngeal stone.
CASE REPORT: A 44-year-old woman was referred to our ENT clinic complaining of dyspnoea and stridor. She had been treated for chest problems for approximately 30 years. On examination, she had a large, spiky, subglottic lesion compromising the airway. A laryngeal computed tomography scan and histopathological and biochemical examination showed the lesion to be a calcium phosphate stone. Review of the literature from the past 50 years, using several search engines, revealed no similar cases.
CONCLUSION: To the author's knowledge, this is a unique case of a stone that developed in the subglottis. This rare entity was the cause of long-standing chest problems unresponsive to medical treatment. The patient recovered completely from all her symptoms after removal of the laryngolith.
A H Hegab
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-09     Completed Date:  2009-04-27     Revised Date:  2013-04-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Head/Neck and Skull Base Surgery, Maadi Armed Forces Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Calcium Phosphates
Calculi / complications*,  surgery
Dyspnea / etiology*
Laryngeal Diseases / complications*,  surgery
Respiratory Sounds / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium Phosphates; 97Z1WI3NDX/calcium phosphate

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