The asymmetry of the laryngeal ventricle – the very rare cases and review of the literature
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Student Research Group at the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Submission date: 2017-10-24
Acceptance date: 2017-12-06
Online publication date: 2018-06-04
Publication date: 2019-11-19
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Krzysztof Piersiala   

Student Research Group at the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Przybyszewskiego 49, 60-355 Poznań, Poland. Tel.: +48604179331.
Pol. Ann. Med. 2018;25(2):245-249
The most common neoplastic lesion found in the larynx is squamous cell carcinoma. In this study, we report the set of cases of unexpected neoplastic lesions found in the laryngeal ventricle. These are extranodal lymphoma and two cases of Warthin’s tumors.

To report these extremely rare lesions, as they require special diagnostic, therapeutic attention and collaboration with the pathologist.

Case study:
The case records of two patients with the diagnosis of Warthin’s tumor and one with lymphoma limited to the laryngeal ventricle were retrospectively reviewed.

Results and discussion:
The histopathologic diagnosis revealed one case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma – centroblastic variant, non GCB type and two cases of papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum (Warthin’s tumor). Details of the presentation, diagnostic procedures, treatment, and outcome of these patients were presented. In the differential diagnosis of laryngeal asymmetry laryngocele, benign and malignant lesions need to be taken into consideration. Warthin’s tumor and primary lymphoma located in the larynx require special diagnostic, therapeutic attention and collaboration with the pathologist

(1) This case series serves to highlight the rich and varied pathology which can affect the larynx. (2) In addition to the more commonly encountered conditions, the otolaryngologists should always be aware of the varied pathology of the larynx with conditions such as Warthin’s tumor and extranodal lymphoma.

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