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Bilateral Laryngoceles in a Young Trumpet Player: Case Report


Copyright 2024, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Isaacson, G.
Journal Title: Ear Nose Throat Journal
Date Published: Apr-00
Language: English
Category: Orofacial Disorders
Key Words: throat trumpet amateur performance musician
Full Citation: Isaacson, G., and R. T. Sataloff. Bilateral Laryngoceles in a Young Trumpet Player: Case Report. Ear Nose Throat Journal 79, no. 4 (April 2000): 272-4.
Full Abstract: We report the case of a 16-year-old trumpet player who was referred for an otolaryngologic consultation after his band leader noticed that a neck mass would protrude while the boy was playing. X-rays revealed the presence of bilateral laryngoceles, and computed tomography demonstrated bilateral, air-filled outpouchings of the laryngeal saccules during forced expiration. There was no evidence of any other intra-laryngeal or cervical pathology. Surgery was deferred while the laryngoceles remained reducible and asymptomatic, and the boy was cleared to continue playing.