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Laser surgical excision of a hypopharyngeal hemangioma using the CO2/Nd: YAG combination laser

Laser surgical excision of a hypopharyngeal hemangioma using the CO2/Nd: YAG combination laser

Hno 43(6): 389-392

Hemangiomas of the upper aerodigestive tract may present a therapeutic challenge depending on their size, location and symptoms. We present a rare case of cavernous hemangioma of the aryepiglottic fold applaning in an adult. First symptoms were dysphagia and hoarseness. Surgical removal was performed with a CO2/Nd: YAG combination laser under microscopic control. After a regular postoperative course the patient has remained disease-free after a 2 year follow up period. We suggest the use of the CO2/Nd: YAG combination laser as preferred treatment in cases of exophytic hemangiomas, because of the favorable combination of excision with photocoagulation effects.

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