Saudi Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--27

Obstructive laryngeal schwannoma - A rare tumor excised transorally


Vaibhav Saini1, Shashikant A Pol2, Sanjeev Yadav1, Anand Subhash3 
1 Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
3 HCG Bangalore, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanjeev Yadav
Room 207-RMO-B, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi - 110 001
India

Laryngeal schwannomas are rare benign encapsulated nerve sheath tumor, which are difficult to manage and a patient may require tracheostomy before definitive management. The present case report is of a 35-year-old female complaining of change in voice quality, snoring with infrequent apnea episodes, dyspnea more on exertion, and lying supine. The patient underwent complete excision using microdebrider-assisted transoral microlaryngoscopy, thus avoiding the need of imminent tracheostomy. Postoperative after 2 months, the patient had normal voice and vocal fold mobility with preserved laryngeal mucosa. Although a novel technique, it is quite effective and safe in the excision of laryngeal Schwannoma without injury to the surrounding structures.


How to cite this article:
Saini V, Pol SA, Yadav S, Subhash A. Obstructive laryngeal schwannoma - A rare tumor excised transorally.Saudi J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020;22:24-27


How to cite this URL:
Saini V, Pol SA, Yadav S, Subhash A. Obstructive laryngeal schwannoma - A rare tumor excised transorally. Saudi J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2023 Jan 30 ];22:24-27
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