Pedunculated Laryngeal Hemangioma in a Patient With Suspected Atypical Symptoms of GERD
Prieto-Frías C (1), Muñoz-Navas M (1), Idoate Gastearena MA (2)
A 56-year-old man with a diagnosis 5 years prior of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with typical symptoms (heartburn) responsive to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy was referred to our Gastroenterology Department having experienced chronic dry cough and pharyngeal foreign body sensation over a period of 2 years. He had no complaints of heartburn, dysphagia, dyspnea, choking, or hoarseness. He had history of neither smoking nor alcohol abuse. Both symptomatic specific treatments (dextromethorphan and benzocaine lozenges) and proton pump inhibitors (twice daily over a period of 3 months) had been only partially effective, as mild symptoms still persisted. Thus, a new evaluation of suspected GERD was requested.
CITATION Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Feb;16(2):A29-A30. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.04.019. Epub 2017 Apr 15.