Issue N# 3 - 2002
Laryngeal tuberculosis: a case report.
Authors : S. Bailleux, G. Poissonnet, M. Poudenx, F. Ettore, O. Dassonville, F. Demard (Nice)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2002;123,3:171-173.
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The larynx as a site of tuberculosis represents less than 1% of the total of this disease. Primary tuberculous laryngitis is even more rare. The authors report a case of an 89 year-old man presenting with swallowing disorders (dysphagia and overspill) consulting for suspected laryngeal carcinoma. Finally, the diagnosis was laryngeal tuberculosis. The outcome was favourable with appropriate treatment, obtaining complete healing without any after-effects. The diagnosis of tuberculosis must cross the clinician's mind, even when there are no general symptoms.
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