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Laryngeal Schwannoma and its Management: A Case Report

Swati Mishra, KKR Ramalingam

Keywords : Awake intubation, Laryngeal schwannoma, Neurofibroma, Supraglottis

Citation Information : Mishra S, Ramalingam K. Laryngeal Schwannoma and its Management: A Case Report. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2021; 11 (2):66-68.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10023-1228

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Laryngeal Schwannomas are rare clinical entities that often present with gradually progressing symptoms of hoarseness of voice, dyspnea, globus sensation, and occasionally with a mass in the neck. This most commonly arise in males during the 5th decade of life and is usually supraglottic in location. They are treated surgically. Surgical excision, when done, completely and meticulously prevents recurrence and helps preserve the normal laryngeal function. Schwannomas are amenable to complete surgical resection, unlike neurofibromas which penetrate the nerve fibers and thus have a higher chance of recurrence and malignant transformation. This article talks about a case of laryngeal schwannoma and its management by surgical excision preceded by awake intubation.

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