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The goal of surgical treatment of laryngeal cancer is to achieve tumor control while preserving, whenever possible, the three primary functions of the larynx: breathing, swallowing, and phonation. The surgical procedure may consist of either a partial, conservative excision (eg, cordectomy, vertical partial laryngectomy, horizontal supraglottic… (More)
Background. Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is an acute neurological disorder resulting from thiamine deficiency. It is mainly related to alcohol abuse but it can be associated with other conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders. This vitamin deficiency can also present with cardiovascular symptoms, called "wet beriberi." Association with folate deficit… (More)
We describe a case of laryngeal amyloidoma in a 39-year-old man in whom CT examination disclosed a calcifield soft-tissue mass arising in the epiglottis. The presence of focal calcifications suggested a cartilaginous tumor.