Sleep and Breathing

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 285–287 | Cite as

Laryngocele and epiglottic cyst as rare causes of obstructive sleep apnea

  • Omer Araz
  • Aysel Turan
  • Ozgur Yoruk
  • Fatih Alper
  • Metin Akgun
Case Report

Abstract

Introduction

Upper airway pathologies have been reported to cause obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Case report

We present two rare cases of OSA, one with laryngocele secondary to partial laryngectomy and the other with epiglottic cyst.

Conclusion

In the management of cases with OSA symptoms, a detailed evaluation of upper airways, including endoscopic and radiological examinations as well as polysomnography, should be done.

Keywords

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) Laryngocele Epiglottic cyst 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omer Araz
    • 1
    • 5
  • Aysel Turan
    • 2
  • Ozgur Yoruk
    • 3
  • Fatih Alper
    • 4
  • Metin Akgun
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pulmonary DiseasesRize Government HospitalRizeTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Pulmonary DiseasesAtaturk UniversityErzurumTurkey
  3. 3.Department of OtolaryngologyAtaturk UniversityErzurumTurkey
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyAtaturk UniversityErzurumTurkey
  5. 5.Ali Ravi Caddesi, Guven SokakEnis ApartmaniErzurumTurkey

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