Tuberculosis of the epiglottis: a case report


Uslu C., Oysu Ç. , Uklumen B.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, vol.265, no.5, pp.599-601, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 265 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00405-007-0492-9
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.599-601

Abstract

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.