Lateral thyrotomy for excision of laryngeal paragangliomas.

  title={Lateral thyrotomy for excision of laryngeal paragangliomas.},
  author={Seth M. Brown and David Myssiorek},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={116 1},
Laryngeal paragangliomas, although rare, are lesions that warrant appropriate diagnosis and treatment secondary to their location and high risk of bleeding when violated. This article describes a method to workup patients with solid submucosal lesions of the larynx to diagnose a paraganglioma without a biopsy. When recognized preoperatively, a lateral approach to removal can be performed, decreasing the risk of significant bleeding and the need for tracheotomy or permanent laryngostoma. This… CONTINUE READING