Chondroradionecrosis of the Larynx in a Patient with Laryngeal: A Case Report

Ahmadi, Aslan and Salem, Mohammad Mahdi and Safdarian, Mahdi and Ilkhani, Shahriar and Hamidian, Roghaiieh and Cheraghipour, Mostafa and Daneshvar, Ali and Izadi, Farzad (2017) Chondroradionecrosis of the Larynx in a Patient with Laryngeal: A Case Report. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 29 (3). pp. 175-180.

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Introduction: Actinomycosis of the larynx has been rarely reported in the literature and usually occurs in patients with a history of laryngeal carcinoma and radiation therapy. However, its co-existence with chondroradionecrosis due to radiotherapy is even rarer. The most common site of infection is the cervicofacial region, especially in the submandibular area. Â Case Report: Here we report a 63-year-old male with a history of chemoradiotherapy because of laryngeal cancer 1 year earlier who presented with laryngeal actinomycosis. After prolonged penicillin-based treatment, the patient underwent thyroid cartilage defect reconstructive surgery because of a laryngocutaneous fistula due to chondroradionecrosis. The diagnosis, work-up, and management of the case are discussed, as well as a review of the literature. Â Conclusion: Although actinomycotic infection of the larynx is rare, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of laryngeal complaints, especially in immunocompromised patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 12:41
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 12:41

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