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Arytenoid cartilage chondroma.



A 33-year-old woman presented with a 3.5-week history of dysphonia. Her voice was constantly weak, breathy, and strained, and she had voice fatigue. She also complained of frequent throat clearing, a globus sensation, and mild dysphagia. In addition to signs of laryngopharyngeal reflux, strobovideolaryngoscopy revealed a mass along the medial aspect of her left arytenoid cartilage, mild left paresis, and muscle tension dysphonia.

The mass was causing partial failure of glottic closure. The patients voice improved promptly with voice therapy, but it did not return to normal. It remained breathy and somewhat soft. The patient was taken to the operating room for resection of the left mass (figures 1 and 2). The mass was hard, and it arose from the arytenoid cartilage. Pathology confirmed that it was a benign chondroma.

Joel E. Portnoy, MD; Johnathan B. Sataloff; Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

From the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia.

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Author:Portnoy, Joel E.; Sataloff, Johnathan B.; Hawkshaw, Mary J.; Sataloff, Robert T.
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Aug 1, 2014
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