Primary localized laryngeal amyloidosis presenting with hoarseness and dysphagia: a case report (Journal article)

Yiotakis, I./ Georgolios, A./ Charalabopoulos, A./ Hatzipantelis, P./ Golias, C./ Charalabopoulos, K./ Manolopoulos, L.

INTRODUCTION: Primary localized laryngeal amyloidosis is an extremely rare condition. It usually presents with hoarseness, pain and/or difficulty in breathing. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 23-year-old woman with primary localized laryngeal amyloidosis who presented with hoarseness and dysphagia. CONCLUSION: A search of PubMed shows that dysphagia in patients with laryngeal amyloidosis has been reported only once, although this symptom is relatively common in other conditions presenting with laryngeal mass. There were no signs of any systemic disease in our patient and diagnosis was established histopathologically. She was treated surgically by microlaryngoscopy under general anesthesia and the mass was excised using a CO(2) laser technology method.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
ISSN: 1752-1947
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