Schwannoma of the Supraglottis

Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Sep;100(6_suppl):879S-880S. doi: 10.1177/01455613211018586. Epub 2021 Jun 10.


Hoarseness lasting greater than 2 weeks should be thoroughly evaluated. Here, a case is presented of a 38-year-old female with a 10-year history of dysphonia. Endoscopic examination confirmed the presence of a supraglottic mass, for which operative biopsy and imaging were performed. Pathology confirmed the diagnosis of supraglottic schwannoma. This was excised endoscopically with close management postoperatively to monitor for rapid recurrence and airway compromise. At one month postoperatively, the patient is still mildly dysphonic but vocally improved and the operative site continues to heal well.

Keywords: dysphonia; hoarseness; larynx; schwannoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dysphonia / etiology
  • Epiglottis* / pathology
  • Epiglottis* / surgery
  • Female
  • Hoarseness / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Neurilemmoma / diagnosis*
  • Neurilemmoma / pathology
  • Neurilemmoma / surgery