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Vallecular Cyst-CT

Laryngeal cysts are rare laryngeal lesions. It is estimated that 10.5% of laryngeal cysts occur in the vallecular space. Vallecular cysts (VC) have been reported in literature under other names, such as mucus retention cyst, pre‐epiglottic cyst, epiglottic cyst, base of the tongue cyst, and ductal cyst.  This is probably due to the confusion surrounding the pathogenesis and aetiology of this lesion. Adult patients with a VC generally have a benign course and commonly present with symptoms of hoarseness, foreign body sensation and dysphagia. This is 30 year old male patient with hoarseness.

Vallecular Cyst-CT Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Rating: 5

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