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Lateral thyrotomy for neurilemmoma of the larynx

  • Vikram Sanghvi (a1), Murad Lala (a1), Anita Borges (a2), Gabriel Rodrigues (a1), K. A. Pathak (a1) and Deepak Parikh (a1)...

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We present a rare case of neurilemmoma of the larynx, which was excised through a lateral thyrotomy approach with resulting restoration of laryngeal function. The advantage of the lateral thyrotomy approach for submucous tumours of the larynx is discussed.

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Address for correspondence: Dr Vikram Sanghvi M.S., F.I.C.S., Chief, Head & Neck Service ‘C’, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012. India. Fax: 91-22-4146937

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