Supraglottic Hemangioma as a Rare Cause of Recurrent Hemoptysis: A New Treatment Modality with Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)


1 Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center. Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

2 Department of Internal Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.


Adult laryngeal hemangiomas are rare and mainly involve the supraglottic region. Most common symptoms include dysphagia, dysphonia, shortness of breath and occasionally recurrent bleeding which sometimes cause a diagnostic dilemma for pulmonologists and head and neck surgeons. There is no consensus about the most appropriate treatment modality for laryngeal hemangiomas. We present a case of supraglottic hemangioma in an adult female, which was diagnosed by fiberoptic bronchoscopy and coagulated by Argon plasma coagulation (APC) with no complication.