Carlos S Ruggeri* and Dora Cristina Latourrette
Head and Neck Section of the Otorhinolaryngology Department of the Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires, Argentina
*Corresponding Author: Carlos S Ruggeri, Head and Neck Section of the Otorhinolaryngology Department of the Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Received: October 14, 2021; Published: May 20, 2022
Objective: To determine the efficiency of different microsurgical approaches in treating patients with saccular cysts and internal or mixed laryngoceles.
Design: Descriptive and retrospective
Methods: Patients who had internal or mixed laryngoceles and saccule cysts and were treated with endolaryngeal microsurgical techniques between October 2009 and May 2019 were selected.
The surgeries consisted in marsupializing the cysts towards the air space of the larynx or removing them completely.
Cold instruments for laryngeal microsurgery, 24cm monopolar electrosurgical unit and CO2 laser were used.
The surgery was considered successful when the patient had no more symptoms and when no laryngoceles or cysts were detected in the controls.
Results: Nine patients were treated for internal or mixed laryngoceles and saccular cysts.
Three had right internal unilateral laryngoceles, two had bilateral mixed laryngoceles with a small external component, and four had saccular cysts.
The most frequent reason for consultation was dysphonia, and one patient had an acute laryngeal obstructive syndrome that required urgent intubation and hospitalization in an intensive care unit.
In seven patients, the saccular cyst and laryngocele were completely resected, and in two others, the marsupialization microsurgical technique was performed.
One patient had no improvement in his symptoms due to persistent laryngocele.
Conclusions: The efficacy of the different laryngeal microsurgery techniques used to treat saccular cysts and laryngoceles was very good, reaching an effectiveness rate of 88.88%.
Superpulsed CO2 laser larynx microsurgery is the ideal technique due to its effectiveness and low morbidity for treating saccule cysts and internal or mixed laryngoceles with a small cervical component.
We believe that complete resection of the saccular cyst or laryngocele decreases the possibility of recurrence.
Keywords: Larynx Microsurgery; Saccular Cysts; Laryngocele; CO2 Laser
Citation: Carlos S Ruggeri and Dora Cristina Latourrette. “Larynx Microsurgery in Saccular Cysts and Laryngoceles".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.6 (2022): 55-61.
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