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Acute respiratory distress in patient with laryngeal schwannoma.

Mannarini L, Morbini P, Bertino G, Gatti O, Benazzo M - Case Rep Med (2012)

Bottom Line: In this paper the authors discuss the case of a 74-year-old female who presented to Emergency Unit (EU) for an important acute respiratory distress.Airway flexible endoscopy revealed a bulky mass of the aryepiglottic fold measuring 3.5 cm in diameter.After 18 months of followup, the patient is alive and free of disease and her voice had improved markedly.

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Affiliation: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Schwannoma is a neurogenic benign tumour arising from the proliferation of Schwann cells present in the peripheral nerve sheath of myelinated nerves. This proliferation can hypothetically appear in every anatomic region of the human body, but the nerve sheath tumors rarely occur within the larynx. In this paper the authors discuss the case of a 74-year-old female who presented to Emergency Unit (EU) for an important acute respiratory distress. Airway flexible endoscopy revealed a bulky mass of the aryepiglottic fold measuring 3.5 cm in diameter. The patient underwent tracheotomy and a single-step surgical excision treatment of the mass which was recognized as a schwannoma at pathological examination. Tracheotomy was closed 2 weeks postoperatively. After 18 months of followup, the patient is alive and free of disease and her voice had improved markedly.

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Fiberoptic laryngoscopy revealed a complete healing of the vocal cord. Laryngeal morphology and motility were preserved.
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fig3: Fiberoptic laryngoscopy revealed a complete healing of the vocal cord. Laryngeal morphology and motility were preserved.

Mentions: Two weeks postoperatively, the patient reported that her globus sensation, chronic throat clearing, and shortness of breath had disappeared. The tracheostomy was closed. One month after surgery, she was reevaluated in the outpatient clinic by flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy that revealed a complete healing of the vocal cord, minimal erythema, and no edema. At 18-month followup, the patient presented no endoscopic evidence of tumor recurrence and her voice had improved markedly (Figure 3).


Acute respiratory distress in patient with laryngeal schwannoma.

Mannarini L, Morbini P, Bertino G, Gatti O, Benazzo M - Case Rep Med (2012)

Fiberoptic laryngoscopy revealed a complete healing of the vocal cord. Laryngeal morphology and motility were preserved.
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fig3: Fiberoptic laryngoscopy revealed a complete healing of the vocal cord. Laryngeal morphology and motility were preserved.
Mentions: Two weeks postoperatively, the patient reported that her globus sensation, chronic throat clearing, and shortness of breath had disappeared. The tracheostomy was closed. One month after surgery, she was reevaluated in the outpatient clinic by flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy that revealed a complete healing of the vocal cord, minimal erythema, and no edema. At 18-month followup, the patient presented no endoscopic evidence of tumor recurrence and her voice had improved markedly (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: In this paper the authors discuss the case of a 74-year-old female who presented to Emergency Unit (EU) for an important acute respiratory distress.Airway flexible endoscopy revealed a bulky mass of the aryepiglottic fold measuring 3.5 cm in diameter.After 18 months of followup, the patient is alive and free of disease and her voice had improved markedly.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Schwannoma is a neurogenic benign tumour arising from the proliferation of Schwann cells present in the peripheral nerve sheath of myelinated nerves. This proliferation can hypothetically appear in every anatomic region of the human body, but the nerve sheath tumors rarely occur within the larynx. In this paper the authors discuss the case of a 74-year-old female who presented to Emergency Unit (EU) for an important acute respiratory distress. Airway flexible endoscopy revealed a bulky mass of the aryepiglottic fold measuring 3.5 cm in diameter. The patient underwent tracheotomy and a single-step surgical excision treatment of the mass which was recognized as a schwannoma at pathological examination. Tracheotomy was closed 2 weeks postoperatively. After 18 months of followup, the patient is alive and free of disease and her voice had improved markedly.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus