Laryngeal Tuberculosis Presenting With Primary Symptoms Of Laryngeal Carcinoma

Authors

  • M Junaid Department of Otolaryngology, Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Karachi,
  • S Qadeer Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi,
  • ZA Sobani Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi,
  • S Haroon Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi,
  • S Ghaffar Department of Surgery, King Abdul Aziz Medical City, National Guards Health Affairs, Riyadh,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v10i1.8676

Keywords:

laryngeal tuberculosis, laryngeal carcinoma, diagnostic

Abstract

Laryngeal tuberculosis (TB) occurs in about 1% of patients suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis; however presentation of these patients with primary laryngeal symptoms is a rarity. In such situations it forms a diagnostic dilemma between laryngeal TB and the more common laryngeal carcinoma. Highlighting this dilemma we present our patient, a 76 year old male, farmer presenting with primary complaints of progressive dysphagia for 3 weeks. This patient happens to be our second case of laryngeal TB, presenting with primary laryngeal symptoms in a span of under 2 years. We present these cases to emphasize that although laryngeal tuberculosis presenting with primary laryngeal symptoms is a rarity, it must be considered when evaluating dysphagia or dysphonia in populations where TB is endemic.

SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases & HIV/AIDS; 2013; X(1); 40-42

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v10i1.8676

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Published

2013-09-18

How to Cite

Junaid, M., Qadeer, S., Sobani, Z., Haroon, S., & Ghaffar, S. (2013). Laryngeal Tuberculosis Presenting With Primary Symptoms Of Laryngeal Carcinoma. SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases and HIV/AIDS, 10(1), 40–42. https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v10i1.8676

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