Adult laryngeal haemangioma; a rare entity

J Pak Med Assoc. 2012 Feb;62(2):173-4.


Laryngeal haemangioma is commonly seen in children. Adult laryngeal haemangiomas are rare and usually involve the supraglottic region. Most common symptom includes dysphagia, dysphonia and shortness of breath. Detailed history, fiberoptic laryngoscopy and computerized scanning may suggest benign nature of the lesion but diagnosis is only confirmed by a biopsy. In comparison to infantile haemangiomas which usually respond to propronolol, the treatment of adult laryngeal haemangiomas is always surgical removal. We present a case report of a supraglottic haemangioma in an adult male, who was treated surgically without any complications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Hemangioma / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged