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A case of congenital aplasia of the epiglottis in an adult.
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PMID:  24888797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Aplasia or hypoplasia of the epiglottis in an adult is rarely reported congenital anomaly of the larynx. Most patients with epiglottic aplasia have presented fatal symptom of respiratory distress and severe aspiration in infancy or childhood. We present a case of congenital absence of the epiglottis found in a 33-year-old woman complaining of recurrent lingual tonsillitis. Laryngoscopic finding and CT scan revealed an isolated epiglottic aplasia and normal appearance of other laryngeal structure. This is the first description of physiologic evaluation in an epiglottic anomaly to find the compensatory mechanism of aspiration prevention. We discussed this case with a review of literature.
Authors:
Yang Jae Kim; Nam Suk Myung; Hyoung Ju Lee; Soo Kweon Koo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  2014 May 
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Created Date:  2014-6-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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