Laryngocele: A Rare Case Report and Review of Literature

  • Ruchika JunejaEmail author
  • Nikhil Arora
  • Ravi Meher
  • Pankhuri Mittal
  • J. C. Passey
  • Ashima Saxena
  • Eishaan K. Bhargava
Clinical Report


Laryngocele is an abnormal cystic dilatation of the saccule of the larynx. It communicates with the laryngeal lumen and contains air. Laryngocele can be classified as internal (within the larynx), external (outside the larynx) and mixed (both). It is a rare entity. Hereby, we are reporting a case of laryngocele, which presented to us with a diagnostic quandary. After confirming the diagnosis by radiology, patient was operated upon by external approach. In the following article, we also discuss the establishment of the diagnosis and review different surgical modalities for the management of various types of laryngocele.


Laryngocele Laryngomucocele Laryngeal saccule Head and neck pathology Laryngocele management 


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Conflict of interest

All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

The procedure performed in the study was in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Human and Animal Rights

This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.

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Informed consent was obtained from the individual participant included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruchika Juneja
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Nikhil Arora
    • 1
  • Ravi Meher
    • 1
  • Pankhuri Mittal
    • 1
  • J. C. Passey
    • 1
  • Ashima Saxena
    • 1
  • Eishaan K. Bhargava
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck SurgeryMaulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, BL Taneja BlockMaulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Peterborough City HospitalPeterboroughUK

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