Giant Fibrovascular Polyp of the Larynx

International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology

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Giant Fibrovascular Polyp of the Larynx

Ano: 2014 | Volume: 18 | Número: 3
Autores: Silva Bona do Nascimento, Flávio Carvalho Santos, Mariana de Novaes Santos Magalhães Pinheiro
Autor Correspondente: Silva Bona do Nascimento | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: larynx, polyps, airway obstruction

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Resumo Inglês:

Introduction Fibrovascular polyps (FVPs) are rare benign tumors originating in the cervical esophagus, and, rarely, in the hypopharynx. A case of FVP from the larynx has not yet been described in the literature.

Objectives To discuss a unique case of FVP originating in the larynx.

Resumed Report A 58-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of progressive dysphagia. Endoscopic exams identified an elongated polypoid lesion originating from the mucosa of the epiglottis and the right pharyngoepiglottic fold. Excision of this mass under direct laryngoscopy revealed an 11.5 × 0.8-cm polypoid lesion, histologically diagnosed as an FVP.

Conclusion The location of this FVP is important because, despite being a benign tumor, it carries a potentially lethal risk of upper airway obstruction.