Primary Tuberculosis Involving Epiglottis: A Rare Case Report


Edizer D. T. , Karaman E. , Mercan H., Alimoglu Y., Esen T., Cansiz H.

DYSPHAGIA, cilt.25, sa.3, ss.258-260, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00455-009-9256-6
  • Dergi Adı: DYSPHAGIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.258-260

Özet

The case of a 29-year-old patient with active laryngeal tuberculosis predominantly involving the epiglottis, without pulmonary disease, is presented. The predominant symptoms are dysphagia, odynophagia, and hoarseness. Laryngeal carcinoma, which shares almost the same symptoms and signs, should be ruled out immediately. Laryngeal tuberculosis is discussed with a brief literature review.