Adult Glottic Hemangioma: A Case Report


Glottic hemangioma is a benign vascular tumor that is rarely seen in the adult population. We report a rare Filipino case of glottic hemangioma in a 65-year-old female presenting with 2 weeks history of hoarseness and a smooth, pedunculated, bluish mass at the anterior one-third of the right vocal cord in flexible laryngoscopy. Direct suspension laryngoscopy showed a pedunculated mass that was paler-looking, similar to the color of the surrounding mucosa, exhibiting the Phonation sign of Menzel. The patient underwent microlaryngeal excision and histopathology showed findings consistent with cavernous hemangioma.


Keywords: vocal cord; hemangioma; adult; cavernous

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