Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2014; 18(03): 325-327
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1364171
Case Report
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Giant Fibrovascular Polyp of the Larynx

Silva Bona do Nascimento
1   Department of ENT, Instituto de Neurociencias, Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
Flávio Carvalho Santos
2   Department of Otolaryngology, Hospital Flávio Santos, Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
Mariana de Novaes Santos Magalhães Pinheiro
3   Santa Casa de Misericórdia, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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30. Oktober 2013

24. November 2013

13. Mai 2014 (online)


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.

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