Primary Tuberculosis Involving Epiglottis: A Rare Case Report

Edizer D. T. , Karaman E. , Mercan H., Alimoglu Y., Esen T., Cansiz H.

DYSPHAGIA, vol.25, no.3, pp.258-260, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00455-009-9256-6
  • Title of Journal : DYSPHAGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.258-260


The case of a 29-year-old patient with active laryngeal tuberculosis predominantly involving the epiglottis, without pulmonary disease, is presented. The predominant symptoms are dysphagia, odynophagia, and hoarseness. Laryngeal carcinoma, which shares almost the same symptoms and signs, should be ruled out immediately. Laryngeal tuberculosis is discussed with a brief literature review.