Laryngeal paraganglioma: Report of an unusual entity

Asim Kaytaz, Emin Karaman, Deniz Tuna Edizer, Yusuf Haciyev, Buge Oz

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Paragangliomas are rare in the larynx. When they do occur there, the most common subsite is the supraglottic compartment. Unlike other neuroendocrine tumors of the larynx, laryngeal paragangliomas are three times as common in women as in men. Although a preoperative biopsy is often performed to establish the diagnosis, this procedure carries a considerable risk of bleeding, which may necessitate a tracheotomy to secure the airway. Immunohistochemical staining is useful in the differential diagnosis to distinguish a paraganglioma from other neuroendocrine tumors. Computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging with preoperative angiography and possible embolization are important to obtain prior to treatment. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-552
Number of pages3
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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