Superior thyroid cornu syndrome

Last revised by David Luong on 12 Jul 2021

Superior thyroid cornu syndrome refers to a situation when there is precipitation of dysphagia and /or other symptoms as a hypertrophy +/- ossification of one of both the both of the superior horns (cornu) of the thyroid cartilage. This can also result from extreme medial deviation.

Treatment and prognosis

Some suggest surgical resection of the affected superior thyroid cornu by transoral pharyngotomy as being effective in symptom relief.

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