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Letters to the Editor: Bilateral Laryngoceles in a Young Trumpet Player: Case Report

 
 

Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Ward, P.
Journal Title: Ear Nose Throat Journal
Date Published: Mar-01
Language: English
Category: Orofacial Disorders
Key Words: trumpet throat bilateral amateur musician medical dental performance
Full Citation: Ward, P. H. Letters to the Editor: Bilateral Laryngoceles in a Young Trumpet Player: Case Report. Ear Nose Throat Journal 80, no. 3 (March 2001): 132.
Full Abstract: Dr. Ward corrects the authors of the 2000 article by the same title, stating that the Drs. Isaacson and Sataloff misdiagnosed bilateral pharyngoceles (air-filled neck masses) for laryngoceles (those found within the laryngeal ventricle). He gives the distinction that laryngoceles generally do require surgery, and pharyngoceles diminish in size if the increased pharyngeal pressure diminishes. Drs. Isaacson and Sataloff stand by their diagnosis in the reply to the editor, claiming their article did not include images of the intralaryngeal component, which reveals the reason for the lesions' diagnosis as bilateral laryngoceles. Furthermore, distinctions are not always clear and lesions may combine features of laryngoceles and pharyngoceles.