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Volume 6, Number 3, March 2015, pages 134-136

Extended Superior Cornu of Thyroid Cartilage Causing Dysphagia and Throat Pain


Figure 1.
Figure 1. CT scanning of the neck with 3D reconstruction showing left extended superior thyroid cornu. The arrow points the ossification of superior thyroid cornu. It is also rotated medially. The rest of thyroid cornua are normal (A). Flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy. Protruding mass on the left pharyngeal wall. The picture shows the submucosal mass protruding towards the pharyngeal lumen (green arrow) and the ulceration on the epiglottis (white arrow) (B).
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Intraoperative pictures display transoral resection of left superior thyroid cornu. Prominence of cornu (A), dissected mucosa (B), excised ossification of superior thyroid cornu - the length of specimen was about 20 mm (C), pharyngeal repair (D).