Tubercular laryngeal abscess.
Author(s): Muranjan SN, Kirtane MV
Affiliation(s): Department of Otorhinolaryngology, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Center, Mumbai, India. email@example.com
Publication date & source: 2001-08, J Laryngol Otol., 115(8):660-2.
Publication type: Case Reports; Review
Tuberculosis, with its varied presentations and numerous complications, is a relatively common disease in developing countries like India. Amongst its many presentations, pulmonary tuberculosis is the commonest. A tubercular laryngeal abscess is an extremely rare entity. We report a 37-year-old male, diagnosed with a tubercular laryngeal abscess which was successfully treated under local anaesthesia by incision and drainage and in whom a tracheostomy could be avoided.