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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-12
Primary laryngeal tuberculosis mimicking laryngeal carcinoma: CT scan features

Department of Neuroradiology, Hôpital des Spécialités, CHU Ibn Sina, Rabat, Morocco

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N Ech-Cherif El Kettani
BP 6805, Rabat-Institus, 10100, Rabat
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.59745

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Laryngeal tuberculosis is a rare disease. It is almost always associated with pulmonary tuberculosis. It occurs generally in adults without BCG vaccination or in cases of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. On laryngoscopy and imaging, it often simulates laryngeal carcinoma, and confirmation is always histological. We report the case of a 36-year-old man who presented to our hospital with dysphonia and dysphagia. Laryngoscopy revealed a lesion of the left vocal cord and the ventricular strip. CT scan found focal, regular thickening of the left vocal cord, associated with irregular thickening of the posterior laryngeal wall. A biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculosis.

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