Atypical isolated epiglottic tuberculosis: a case report and a review of the literature

Jacopo Galli, Gabriella Cadoni, Massimo Fantoni, Alessia Maria Contucci, Libero Lauriola, C Nardi

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Abstract

Tuberculosis is a systemic disease and its occurrence in the larynx and in the oral cavity is well-documented in the literature. Tuberculosis of the larynx involves mainly the vocal folds and the ventricular band and is associated with pulmonary tuberculosis in 80% of cases. Isolated epiglottic tuberculosis has rarely been described, and it is always associated with pulmonary lesions. The authors report a case of isolated epiglottic tuberculosis in a 72-year-old woman that presented as a laryngeal carcinoma and discuss the diagnostic problems related to its atypical clinical, endoscopic, and radiologic presentation.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)237-240
Numero di pagine4
RivistaAMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2002

Keywords

  • epiglottic tuberculosis

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