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Stridor in Epiglottic Cyst: A Rare Presentation

Nikhil S Bhardwaj, Kouser Mohammadi, Lakshmi Menon

Citation Information : Bhardwaj NS, Mohammadi K, Menon L. Stridor in Epiglottic Cyst: A Rare Presentation. Int J Head Neck Surg 2013; 4 (2):110-111.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1154

Published Online: 01-03-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



To emphasize that epiglottic cyst should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all adults presenting with stridor.

Case report

A 55-year-old male patient presented with stridor of 2 days duration. He also had complaints of gradually progressive difficulty in swallowing for solids and had muffled voice for the past 3 months. Oropharyngeal examination revealed a large cystic mass behind the base of tongue. An indirect laryngoscopy and 70° telescopic laryngoscopy showed a large cystic mass filling both vallecular regions obscuring rest of the larynx. He underwent tracheostomy for airway distress followed by excision of the cyst.


This case highlights the possibility of a rare presentation of epiglottic cyst in an adult presenting with stridor requiring an early definitive management.

How to cite this article

Chandrakala S, Bhardwaj NS, Mohammadi K, Menon L. Stridor in Epiglottic Cyst: A Rare Presentation. Int J Head Neck Surg 2013;4(2):110-111.

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