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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

Endoscopic CO 2 laser excision of combined laryngocoele

Department of ENT, Mumbai Port Trust Hospital, Wadala, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sunita Chhapola
Flat no. 4, Dhanvantari, Mumbai Port Trust Hospital campus, Wadala (E), Mumbai - 400037, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-9748.76136

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Virchow described a laryngocoele as a saccule extending above the thyrohyoid membrane. Total excision and marsupialisation are established surgical techniques for external and internal laryngocoeles. The external cervical approach is advocated for external and combined laryngocoeles. We describe here a case of combined laryngocoele that was treated endoscopically, using a CO 2 laser. Both the internal and external components of the laryngocoele were excised completely; its internal supraglottic component was excised followed by the external component into the neck. The CO 2 laser with its property of minimal trauma to adjacent tissues, quick tissue recovery, reduced hospital stay and avoidance of tracheostomy makes it useful for treatment of laryngocoele. Endoscopic CO 2 laser excision also avoids the necessity of an external approach.

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