Submandibular salivary duct cyst mimicking an external laryngocele.

Abstract

The clinical and radiological differential diagnosis of cystic lesions of the submandibular region can be difficult. We report an unusual case of a submandibular salivary duct cyst mimicking an external laryngocele on presentation by appearing to expand on Valsalva manoeuvre, and where computed tomography (CT) scanning was unhelpful in reaching a diagnosis. We present the case, discuss the theories of pathogenesis, and review the literature on the differential diagnosis of cystic lesions in the submandibular region.

Cite this paper

@article{Back2000SubmandibularSD, title={Submandibular salivary duct cyst mimicking an external laryngocele.}, author={Gary Back and F F Fahmy and Ahmed Hosni}, journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology}, year={2000}, volume={114 4}, pages={305-7} }