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Laparoscopic instrument use in laryngeal surgery: transoral resection of a supraglottic haemangioma

  • R Bannon (a1), R Gohil (a2) and J Manickavasagam (a3)
Abstract Background:

Adult laryngeal haemangiomas are rare vascular tumours that have been managed by a variety of surgical techniques.


This paper describes a case of near-fatal acute airway obstruction secondary to such a lesion, followed by our approach to surgical resection using a laparoscopic bipolar tissue-sealing device.


This technique resulted in successful excision of the lesion, with no evidence of recurrence at one year of follow up.


Laparoscopic bipolar instruments can be used for the resection of moderate to large laryngeal haemangiomas as an alternative to laser excision.

Corresponding author
Address for correspondence: Dr Ross Bannon, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews KY16 9TF, Scotland, UK E-mail:
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