Localized Laryngeal Amyloidosis: Case Report


Boyraz E., Boyraz I., Akin M., ÇİRİŞ İ. M.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.32, no.3, pp.865-868, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5336/medsci.2010-20996
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.865-868

Abstract

Amyloidosis is a rare condition characterized with extracellular deposition of fibrillar proteins. Although it is frequently systemic, it may exhibit localized involvement of various tissues. Laryngeal amyloidosis is quite rare. Larynx comprises less than 1% of benign masses. A 40-year-old female patient presented to our clinic with hoarseness. A well-shaped mass lesion was detected in the right supraglottic region with indirect laryngoscopy and larynx tomography. For diagnostic purposes, the mass was excised totally under general anesthesia with microscopy using direct laryngoscopy. Histopathological examination revealed amyloidosis.