Keywords:laryngeal diseases; laryngocele; laryngoscopy
Laryngocele is an abnormal dilation of the laryngeal saccules arising from the laryngeal
ventricle. We report the case of a 50 year-old smoker female patient with a palpable
mass in the neck. The laryngoscopy showed a globular mass affecting piriform recess
and right hemilarynx, with vocal folds preservation and with semi-occlusion of glottic
space. Before performing the computed tomography, the main diagnostic hypothesis
was laryngeal neoplasm. Contrasted CT showed an air-filled cavity in topography of
cervical level III. The patient was then submitted to resection of the structure.