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Subglottic Stenosis in Erdheim-Chester Disease: A Previously Unrecognized Site of Involvement

Authors

  • Gary L. Freed MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.
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  • John T. Sinacori MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.
    • Dr. John T. Sinacori, Department OTO/HNS, 825 Fairfax Ave, Suite 510, Norfolk, VA 23507, U.S.A.
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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.

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