Pedicled Mucosal Flap of the Uvula: An Unusual Cause of Chronic Cough in an Adult

Authors

  • Murat Enoz Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Maresal Cakmak Military Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v22i1-2.793

Keywords:

Mucosal flap, uvula, chronic cough, pedicle

Abstract

Objective: To describe a case of chronic cough due to pedicled uvular mucosal flap

Design: Case report.

Setting: A tertiary military hospital

Patient: One (1)

Result: A mucosal flap was seen arising from the uvula on oropharyngeal examination with a tongue depressor. Nasopharyngoscopy documented its extension to the tongue base and hypopharynx. It was excised under local anesthesia with amelioration of complaints and cessation of cough.

Conclusion: The etiology of chronic cough not attributable to chronic rhinosinusitis, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux, tuberculosis, dysfunctional swallowing or cigarette smoking should be investigated further. A simple oropharyngeal examination (as in this case) may reveal the cause and a simple solution may be obtained, avoiding unnecessary investigations and treatment.

Key words: Mucosal flap, uvula, chronic cough, pedicle

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Published

2007-11-28

How to Cite

1.
Enoz M. Pedicled Mucosal Flap of the Uvula: An Unusual Cause of Chronic Cough in an Adult. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2007 Nov. 28 [cited 2021 Oct. 20];22(1-2):22-3. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/793