Erworbene Laryngomalazie der Epiglottis: Fallbeschreibung und Literaturübersicht

Translated title of the contribution: Acquired laryngomalacia of the epiglottis: Case report and review of the literature

M. Echternach*, S. Arndt, M. Markl, B. Richter, T. Breyer

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Abstract

Reports on acquired traumatic laryngomalacia appear only rarely in the literature. We report a case of a 47-year-old patient with breathlessness after a transcervical approach to the spine during general anesthesia with intubation. Laryngostroboscopy revealed a smooth and, during inspiration, retroflexed epiglottis at the posterior pharyngeal wall. Additionally, dynamic magnetic resonance imaging for the first time showed hypermobility of the upper edge of the epiglottis. After partial laser epiglottectomy, the patient's complaints disappeared.

Translated title of the contributionAcquired laryngomalacia of the epiglottis: Case report and review of the literature
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1233-1238
Number of pages6
JournalHNO
Volume56
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • Acquired
  • Adult
  • Dyspnea
  • Laryngomalacia
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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