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The first case of osteoma in the false vocal fold.
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PMID:  18644689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This article reports the first evidence of a larynx osteoma of the false vocal fold.
STUDY DESIGN: Case report and literature review.
METHODS: Case report and review of previously published cases of larynx osteomas.
RESULTS: A 79-year-old patient was referred to our institution for dysphagia and hoarseness. Fibrolaryngoscopy showed a regular surface tumefaction of the false fold and the left ventricle, with preserved cordal motility. Patient underwent direct laryngoscopy with CO(2) laser excision of the lesion. Pathologic examination of the lesion (1.6cmx1cm) showed features consistent with an osteoma. Complete regression of symptoms was observed after surgery, with no lesions found on routine 1-year follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: Osteomas are benign, slow growing tumors of the craniofacial bone area, very rarely located in the larynx. Although the etiology is unknown, accepted theories point to embryologic, post-traumatic and infectious causes. Surgical excision is indicated only in symptomatic cases. This case report is the fourth evidence of laryngeal osteoma and, to our knowledge, the first finding of a false vocal fold osteoma.
M Angelillo; S Mazzone; G Costa; A Mazzone; U Barillari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Auris, nasus, larynx     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1879-1476     ISO Abbreviation:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-23     Completed Date:  2009-05-18     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708170     Medline TA:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Audiology and Phoniatry of Second University of Naples, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Laryngeal Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Laser Therapy
Osteoma / pathology,  surgery*
Vocal Cords / pathology,  surgery*
Grant Support
T35 HL007616-24/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS

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