Vocal Cord Hemangioma; A Rare Localization in Adults

Iriz A. , Durmaz E., Akmansu S. H. , Dagli M., Albayrak L., Eryilmaz A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.39, sa.2, ss.305-307, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.305-307


We reported of the extremely rare adult case with hemangiomas of the vocal cord. Larengeal hemangiomas is the most common disease in infantile patients, and respiratory distress is a main symptom in this entity. But adult hemangiomas in vocal cord are very rare conditions, and hoarseness is a main symptom. A 40 years old man with hoarseness and slight difficulty in breathing was presented. Diagnostic investigation revealed a pink-purple mass which was mobile with respiration and extended from the anterior comissure to the posterior part of vocal cord. Direct laryngoscopy was performed, and it was totally excised. There was no recurrence in one year follow-up period.