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Schwannoma of the larynx.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19586539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: Neurogenic tumors of the larynx are extremely rare. The goal of this report is to advert to this rare disease, to review and discuss diagnostics, differential diagnoses and treatment options. Study Design: Retrospective case report and review of the literature. Methods: Case report of a schwannoma of the supraglottic larynx and review of the English- and German-language literature regarding neurogenic tumors of the larynx. Results: Neurogenic laryngeal tumors typically involve the supraglottic larynx, rarely the glottis. They can course globus sensation, dysphagia, dysphonia and upper airway obstruction. Imaging does not yield a definite diagnosis. The only curative treatment option is complete surgical resection. Conclusions: A definite diagnosis can only be made histologically. Endoscopic (laser-) resection for smaller lesions and external approaches for larger lesions are recommended treatment options.
Authors:
Jörg Ebmeyer; Ulf Reineke; Hans-Björn Gehl; Ulrich Hamberger; Robert Mlynski; Matthias Essing; Tahwinder Upile; Holger Sudhoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck oncology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1758-3284     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck Oncol     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101479704     Medline TA:  Head Neck Oncol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Otorhinoloaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Klinikum Bielefeld, Academic Teaching Hospital University of Münster, Bielefeld, Germany. joerg.ebmeyer@web.de.
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