Title:
Laryngeal paraganglioma: an endoscopic diode-laser-assisted surgical approach: a case report
Authors:
B. Capolunghi*, G. Bertolini*, L. Grillo della Berta*, N. Tinelli*, F. Cascio** and F. Bertoletti*
Institutions:
Department of Otorhynolaryngology, “Mellino Mellini” hospital, Iseo (BS), Italy; **Department of Otorhinolaryn- gology, “Piemonte” hospital, Messina, Italy
Keywords:
Paraganglioma; larynx; diode laser
Pages:
97 - 100
Abstract:
Laryngeal paraganglioma: an endoscopic diode-laser-assisted surgical approach: a case report. Laryngeal paraganglioma is a rare vascular neuroendocrine benign tumour. Surgery is the standard treatment. The pre-operative gold standard is Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Gadolinum contrast. Computed tomography scans and angiography are also useful in making the diagnosis of paraganglioma before surgical intervention. A case of a large supraglottic paraganglioma is described. Complete excision of the tumour was achieved using micro- laryngoscopical-laser surgical resection. No severe complications were observed. The patient was discharged from hos- pital without any complaints on the fourth post-operative day and she was disease-free 36 months after surgery. The effectiveness of this conservative endoscopic surgical procedure compared to the external approaches is discussed and it can be concluded that the endoscopic diode-laser resection of even extended laryngeal paraganglioma provides a good operative field and is a safe and effective technique.
Issue:
Vol. 1, 2005, 2nd trimester


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Laryngeal paraganglioma: an endoscopic diode-laser-assisted surgical approach: a case report