Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Mar 6, 2020; 8(5): 932-938
Published online Mar 6, 2020. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v8.i5.932
Surgical resection of a large hypopharyngeal hemangioma in an adult using neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser: A case report
Mang Jin, Cheng-Yu Wang, Yun-Xiang Da, Wei Zhu, Hui Jiang
Mang Jin, Cheng-Yu Wang, Yun-Xiang Da, Wei Zhu, Hui Jiang, Department of Otolaryngology, Jinshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 201508, China
Author contributions: Jiang H, Jin M, and Da YX performed the diagnostic investigations and treatments; Wang CY and Zhu W performed literature review; Jin M and Wang CY were major contributors in the writing of this manuscript; all authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by the Jinshan Hospital Qihang Plan, No. 2018-JSYYQH-02.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this report and any accompanying images.
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Corresponding author: Hui Jiang, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Department of Otolaryngology, Jinshan Hospital, Fudan University, No. 1508, Longhang Road, Shanghai 201508, China.
Received: November 24, 2019
Peer-review started: November 24, 2019
First decision: December 23, 2019
Revised: January 2, 2020
Accepted: January 8, 2020
Article in press: January 8, 2020
Published online: March 6, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: Owing to the rarity of hemangiomas, not much information is known about the incidence and treatment of such cases. Hemangiomas generally do not require surgical interventions. However, owing to the large size of the tumor in our patient, we used neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser photocoagulation to treat the tumor. The therapy was successful, and showed no occurrence of bleeding, airway obstruction, or postoperative infections. We believe that our study makes a significant contribution to the literature because the favorable results observed in our patient highlight the beneficial effects of laser photocoagulation in treating hemangiomas.