Unusual clinical course, Unusual setting of medical care, Rare disease
Zainab Farzal, Seckin O. Ulualp, Dinesh Rakheja
(Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, USA)
Am J Case Rep 2014; 15:340-342
Fibroepithelial polyp, a common type of tumor in the skin and genitourinary tract, is very rare in the respiratory tract. We describe clinical, radiologic, and histological features of a fibroepithelial polyp as a rare cause of an epiglottic mass in a child.
Case Report: An 11-year-old female presented with a 2-month history of sore throat and dysphagia. Flexible laryngoscopy and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) revealed a mass on the lingual surface of the epiglottis. The mass was removed using a carbon dioxide laser and was confirmed histologically as a fibroepithelial polyp.
Conclusions: Fibroepithelial polyp, although uncommon, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of epiglottic mass in children.
Keywords: Child, Biopsy, Diagnosis, Differential, Epiglottis, Female, Humans, Laryngeal Neoplasms - surgery, Laryngoscopy, Laser Therapy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neoplasms, Fibroepithelial - surgery, Polyps - surgery