Primary Laryngeal Tuberculosis Masquerading Laryngeal Malignancy

  • Nik Mohd Syukra Nik Abdul Ghani Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
  • Hazama Binti Mohamad Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
  • Nik Khairani Nik Mohd Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, UniversitiSains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 KubangKerian, Kelantan
  • Amran Mohamad Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Keywords: Primary laryngeal tuberculosis, supraglottic mass, tracheostomy

Abstract

Nowadays, tuberculosis (TB) infection shows re-emergence again in many other part of the world due to HIV/AIDS- related disease, low socioeconomic as well as insurgence of multidrug resistance tuberculosis. TB is a disease which is primarily affects a lung. However it also can affect other organs as a secondary disease in a body via hematogenous or lymphatic spread. As in ENT field, TB also can manifest as a solely ear, nose or throat (ENT) diseasea such as in primary laryngeal tuberculosis (TB). In the past, laryngeal TB typically presented as a secondary disease with ulcerated laryngeal lesions in advanced pulmonary tuberculosis patient. In our case, we report a case of primary laryngeal tuberculosis masquerading as laryngeal malignancy in adult patient without pulmonary tuberculosis. In conclusion, in a patient who presented with various laryngeal symptoms, physician should be aware of the reemergence of laryngeal tuberculosis and the various manisfestation of the disease.

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol; October 2015; 21(2): 122-128

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Nik Mohd Syukra Nik Abdul Ghani, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu


Published
2016-05-07
How to Cite
Ghani, N. M. S., Mohamad, H., Mohd, N. K., & Mohamad, A. (2016). Primary Laryngeal Tuberculosis Masquerading Laryngeal Malignancy. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 21(2), 122-128. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v21i2.27653
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Case Reports