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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

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GAUNA P, Felipe et al. Cavernous hemangioma of the larynx in adults: Case report and literature review. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2018, vol.78, n.1, pp.84-88. ISSN 0718-4816.

Hemangiomas are one of the most frequent head and neck tumors. Clinically, they can be divided into childish and adult forms. In children it is a frequent pathology, whereas in adults it is very rare. In adults, it has a higher incidence in men and its more frequent location is supraglottic. Its most frequent histology is the cavernous hemangioma, which corresponds to a malformation of venous origin, with thin walls and dilated vessels. The most common presentation is with the disphony or hoarseness lasting from months to years of evolution and suspicion is made through nasofibroscopy or the imaging study (CT and / or MRI). There are different forms of treatment, including observation, corticotherapy, radiotherapy, laser surgery, open surgery, etc., without a consensus on the best option.

We present the case of a 43 year old male with a history of smoking who consulted for dysphonia of a year of evolution. A large supraglottic mass was diagnosed through nasofibroscopy and CT of the neck, which is removed by a laryngopharyngeal approach. Deferred biopsy reported a cavernous hemangioma.

Palabras clave : Cavernous hemangioma; larynx; adult; disphony hoarseness.

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