Medical Lasers; Engineering, Basic Research, and Clinical Application  
Epiglottic Cyst Treated with Electrocautery: A Case Report
Ji Hyeok Choi, Sang Joon Lee, Phil-Sang Chung, Seung Hoon Woo
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Seung Hoon Woo
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, 201 Manghyang-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 31116, Korea
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Received: January 7, 2021; Accepted: January 31, 2021; Published online: March 3, 2021.
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Abstract
Epiglottic cysts which usually occur on the lingual side of the epiglottis, are often benign lesions. This is a case report of a 40-year-old woman who visited our hospital and was found to have an epiglottic cyst during a gastroscopy procedure. We removed the epiglottic cyst via laryngo-microsurgery using electrocautery. After the surgery, the shape and function of the epiglottis were completely preserved, and complications such as aspiration symptoms did not occur. Therefore, it is believed that the procedure could be established as an alternative or complementary surgical method for the removal of epiglottic cysts.
Keywords: Epiglottic cyst; Electrocautery


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