Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2015 May;58(5):351-354. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2015.58.5.351.

A Case of Neurofibroma Arising from the Aryepiglottic Fold of Type I Neurofibromatosis

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. lesaby@hanmail.net
  • 2Institute of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.

Abstract

Neurofibroma of the larynx is a rare disease and associated with von Recklinghausen's disease may take place as an isolated lesion or a part of multiple neurofibromatosis. A case of laryngeal neurofibroma was the first reported by Suchanek in 1925. Especially the aryepiglottic folds are the usual sites of occurrence for laryngeal neurofibroma, because the branch of the superior laryngeal nerve is involved. We present here a case of neurofibroma in a 23-year-old male who complained of voice change and throat discomfort, all of which persisted for 6 months. We report a case of huge neurofibroma arising from the aryepiglottic fold.

Keyword

Aryepiglottic fold; Excision; Larynx; Neurofibroma
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