Low lying larynx

Revadi Govindaraju, Raman Rajagopalan, Rahmat Omar, Shahizon Azura Mohamed Mukari

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Abstract

We report a rare case of laryngotracheal anomaly and its possible etiology and mode of presentation. A teenager presented with voice change and a neck lump. Investigations revealed a laryngeal anomaly in which the larynx was hyperdescended. It was accompanied by low lying thyroid gland and hyoid bone together with an absence of a cervical segment of the esophagus and trachea. The anomaly only became noticeable secondary to pubertal changes in the thyroid cartilage of the teenager. An embryological defect during the formation of the laryngotracheal tube and esophagus is a possible explanation of this anomaly. The present case probably represents the third reported of its kind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalCongenital Anomalies
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Larynx
Esophagus
Thyroid Cartilage
Hyoid Bone
Trachea
Thyroid Gland
Neck

Keywords

  • larynx anomaly
  • low larynx
  • low thyroid gland
  • short trachea
  • trachea anomaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Embryology

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Low lying larynx. / Govindaraju, Revadi; Rajagopalan, Raman; Omar, Rahmat; Mohamed Mukari, Shahizon Azura.

In: Congenital Anomalies, Vol. 50, No. 3, 09.2010, p. 193-196.

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Govindaraju, R, Rajagopalan, R, Omar, R & Mohamed Mukari, SA 2010, 'Low lying larynx', Congenital Anomalies, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 193-196. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-4520.2010.00280.x
Govindaraju, Revadi ; Rajagopalan, Raman ; Omar, Rahmat ; Mohamed Mukari, Shahizon Azura. / Low lying larynx. In: Congenital Anomalies. 2010 ; Vol. 50, No. 3. pp. 193-196.
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