5 cm mass seen on the left aryepiglottic folds
extending on to the false cord.
It revealed a smooth margin T2 hyperintense polypoidal lesion involving the left aryepiglottic fold
plunging into the larynx causing significant narrowing of the same, with caudal extension up to the level of glottis (Figure 2 A, B).
It is important to save the aryepiglottic fold
which helps maintain the architecture of the supra glottic larynx and can possibly decrease the risk of aspiration.
2%]) underwent right-sided supraglottoplasty, since the standard Oxford laryngoscope blade allows for more exposure of the right aryepiglottic fold
Primary cancers were biopsied by TNE through a port on the endoscope in 4 patients; 2 of these cancers were in the tongue base, 1 in the hypopharynx, and 1 in the aryepiglottic fold
Direct laryngeal endoscopy with general anesthesia showed the smooth mass involving the left aryepiglottic fold
and false vocal folds (figure 3).
Laryngeal schwannomas are slowly growing lesions that are usually located in the false vocal fold or in the area of the aryepiglottic fold
5,6,9) They are usually located in the area of the right aryepiglottic fold
and the false vocal fold.
Flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy revealed a 3-cm, well-circumscribed mass centered over the left aryepiglottic fold
Twelve years earlier, the patient had been hospitalized for the treatment of dyspnea and dysphagia secondary to the presence of a 1-cm reddish mass that had involved the left aryepiglottic fold
and caused supraglottic narrowing.
Transnasal videolaryngoscopy revealed bilateral polypoid degeneration of the vocal folds (Reinke edema) and melanosis of the right aryepiglottic fold
6-cm mass with fatty attenuation centered in the right aryepiglottic fold
and right epiglottis (figure 2).
Flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy demonstrates the desquamating lesions of the subglottic region (arrow) (A) and the posterior cricoid, aryepiglottic folds
, and piriform sinuses (arrows) (B).