Tuberculosis of the epiglottis: a case report


Uslu C., Oysu Ç. , Uklumen B.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, cilt.265, sa.5, ss.599-601, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 265 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00405-007-0492-9
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.599-601

Özet

We present a 40-year-old woman with pulmonary tuberculosis and epiglottic involvement that was initially misdiagnosed as laryngeal carcinoma. The differential diagnosis and management of epiglottic tuberculosis is reviewed and discussed. Although epiglottic tuberculosis is rare, otorhinolaryngologists should keep in mind the possibility of tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis of laryngeal tumors. Constitutional symptoms and mild chest symptoms should not always be attributed to carcinoma and smoking.