Primary Tuberculosis Involving Epiglottis: A Rare Case Report

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

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

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


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.