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Keywords:

  • Erdheim-Chester disease;
  • subglottic stenosis;
  • Hand-Schüller-Christian disease;
  • stridor;
  • subglottis;
  • laryngeal stenosis

Abstract

We describe a case of laryngeal stenosis secondary to an etiology not previously described. A patient with Erdheim-Chester disease presented with airway obstruction and was found to have subglottic stenosis. Biopsy results confirmed Erdheim-Chester nodules as the cause of the obstruction. This case illustrates the need for biopsy to rule out malignancy and less common etiologies of subglottic stenosis.