January 2020

Case Report

An epiglottic vallecular cyst incidentally discovered during cervical spinal magnetic resonance imaging

Epiglottic vallecular cyst

Rasime Pelin Kavak, Meltem Özdemir
Department of Radiology, University of Health Sciences, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

DOI:10.4328/ECAM.10017

Abstract

Laryngeal cyst is a rare entity that constitutes only 4.3-6% of all benign laryngeal tumors and epiglottic vallecular cyst (EVC) is a variant of laryngeal cysts. As EVCs mostly remain asymptomatic in adulthood, they are only fol- lowed-up without any intervention. However, recent studies have shown that EVCs are not as innocuous as they have previously been regarded. Therefore, the detection of these lesions is of clinical importance. The majority of the EVCs are unintentionally discovered by otolaryngologists, anesthesiologists or endoscopists. But they may also be incidentally detected by radiologists during imaging studies performed for another purpose. Here, we present a 41-year-old lady who admitted with complaints regarding her neck and left upper limb and an EVC was detected in her left vallecula during the cervical spinal magnetic resonance imaging study.

Keywords

Epiglottic cyst; Airway obstruction; MRI

Corresponding Author: Rasime P Kavak, Department of Radiology, University of Health Sciences, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey GSM: +90 539 8440544 • E-Mail: drrpelindemir6@hotmail.com

Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0001-9782-0029

How to cite this article: Rasime Pelin Kavak, Meltem Özdemir. An epiglottic vallecular cyst incidentally discovered during cervical spinal magnetic resonance imaging. Eu Clin Anal Med 2020; 8(1): 1-3

Isolated pituitary stalk duplication Pituitary stalk duplication

Meltem Özdemir, Rasime Pelin Kavak, Begüm Demirler Şimşir, Tuba Akdağ, Esra Soyer Güldoğan Department of Radiology, University of Health Sciences, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

DOI:10.4328/ECAM.10019

Abstract

Pituitary duplication is a rare anomaly with about 40 cases reported to date. The duplication of the pituitary stalk with a single gland is an exceptionally rare manifestation with only a few case reports in the current literature. Although incidentally discovered cases of pituitary duplication have been reported, patients with this disorder usually present with endocrine disturbance(s) regarding the adenohypophyseal axis and/or with accompanying pathologies such as median cleft face syndrome, craniocervical bony abnormalities, tuberomammillary/ pitu- itary mass(es) or various ocular and vascular disorders. Cross-sectional imaging modalities play a key role in the comprehensive evaluation of these patients. Here, we present a 12-year-old boy who presented with growth retardation and showed pituitary stalk duplication without a duplicated gland or associated findings. 

Keywords

Pituitary Duplication; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Pituitary Diseases

Corresponding Author: Meltem Özdemir, Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Radyoloji Kliniği. Ziraat mah. Şehit Ömer Halisdemir cad. No:20 Altındağ/ ANKARA
GSM: +90 532 2063399 • P.: +90 312 5962000 • E-Mail: meltemkaan99@gmail.com • Corresponding Author ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7388-2871

How to cite this article: Meltem Özdemir, Rasime Pelin Kavak, Begüm Demirler Şimşir, Tuba Akdağ, Esra Soyer Güldoğan. Isolated pituitary stalk duplication. Eu Clin Anal Med 2020; 8(1): 4-6