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A frog in my throat doctor, well perhaps a tadpole? An interesting case of a laryngeal arteriovenous malformation
  1. Paul James Sooby1,
  2. Abdurahman Tarmal2 and
  3. Richard Townsley2
  1. 1Department of Otolaryngology, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2Department of Otolaryngology, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Ayr, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Paul James Sooby; paulsooby{at}


We present an interesting case of a woman presenting with globus symptoms. Following an assessment, the patient was identified as having a strange pedunculated lesion originating from the laryngeal surface of the epiglottis. Following formal surgical excision, this lesion was identified as an arteriovenous malformation.

  • ear
  • nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • hemangioma

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  • Contributors The case report was written and consent attained by the corresponding author (PJS) and also reviewed the literature search. He also took the intraoperative photographs. This was supervised by RT who was also the consultant in charge of the care of this patient. He also performed the surgery. RT also reviewed the manuscript and aided with drafts and editing. AT assisted in obtaining the photographs, and performed the initial literature search and aided with the review of the literature search. Dr Mumba provided and oritentated the histopathological figure and also provided information about the features that make the lesion indicative of an arteriovenous malformation.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer-reviewed.