A Case with Thyroid Cartilage Fracture after Sneezing


ATEŞ M. S. , TURHAL G., Aysel A., DURUSOY D. , ÖZTÜRK K.

TURKISH ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.58, no.3, pp.197-199, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tao.2020.5306
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-199

Abstract

Non-traumatic laryngeal injuries are unusual occasions. In the medical literature we found only six reports of cases that had laryngeal injury after sneezing. We report a case of a 34-year-old man diagnosed with thyroid cartilage fracture after a strong sneeze. In physical examination, edema and hematoma were seen in the right vocal cord and the right band. Computed tomog-raphy scan revealed an anterior thyroid cartilage fracture without separation. Antibiotics and steroids were administered. This is a very rare entity and the seventh case reported in the literature. Ear Nose Throat specialist should be aware of this situation.