KBB-Forum 2008 , Cilt 7, Sayı 1


Ümit TAŞKIN, MD;1 Fahrettin YILMAZ, MD;2 M. Suphi ELBISTANLI, MD;1 Fadullah AKSOY, MD;1 Osman KARAASLAN, MD1
1Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Istanbul, Turkey
2AİBU. İzzet Baysal Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bolu, Turkey
Tuberculosis again became a major health problem in recent years. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is gaining importance and it accounts for approximately 15% of all new cases. Laryngeal tuberculosis is one of the rarer forms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, and today laryngeal involvement of the tuberculosis infection is less than 1% among tuberculosis patients. It may be confused with laryngeal malignancies, because it is usually seen in smoker male patients and it is generally accompanied by hoarseness and appereance of a mass at endoscopy. Usually, it is seen as a complication of pulmonary tuberculosis. When tuberculosis is as widespread as today, laryngeal tuberculosis should also be considered in differential diagnosis of patients presenting with sore throat, otalgia and hoarseness. In order to reach a definitive diagnosis microbiological and histopathological samples should be taken. We aimed in this paper, a laryngeal tuberculosis case was presented with relevant literature. Keywords : Larynx, tuberculosis