Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Neurofibromatosis Type-2 Presenting as a Giant Neck Mass and Hearing Loss

Jayme R Dowdall1,2, Imad T Zak3, Maher Abu-Hamdan1,2, Ho-Sheng Lin1,2 and Michael A Carron1,2*
1Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
2Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, USA
3Department of Radiology, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
Corresponding author : Michael A Carron
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Wayne State School of Medicine, 4201 St. Antoine, 5E UHC/DMC, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Tel: 313-577-0804; Fax: 313-577-8555
Received: December 24, 2013 Accepted: February 17, 2014 Published: February 28, 2014
Citation: Dowdall JR, Zak IT, Hamdan MA, Lin HS, Carron MA (2014) Neurofibromatosis Type-2 Presenting as a Giant Neck Mass and Hearing Loss. J Otol Rhinol 3:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000148


Reversibility of a Vocal Cord Palsy Following Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of a Clinically Impalpable Thyroid Nodule

Vocal cord paralysis due to benign thyroid lesions, though very rare can also cause vocal cord palsy. Surgical intervention to the lesion is usually needed to release the pressure. We report a rare case of a vocal cord palsy caused by benign thyroid nodule that was detected only on computed tomography scan. Reversibility of vocal cord palsy was noted at two months after ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for cytology of the deep-seated thyroid nodule.

Keywords: Neurofibromatosis; Neck mass; Neuroimaging

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