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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2017, Article ID 2153521, 4 pages
Case Report

Nontraumatic Laryngeal Fractures: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

1ENT-Head and Neck Surgery Service, General Hospital of Concepcion, University of Concepcion School of Medicine, Concepcion, Chile
2Radiology Department, ENT-Head and Neck Surgery Service, General Hospital of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile

Correspondence should be addressed to Alfredo Santamaría; moc.liamg@cairamatnasla

Received 15 November 2016; Accepted 21 March 2017; Published 9 April 2017

Academic Editor: Emilio Mevio

Copyright © 2017 Alfredo Santamaría et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Laryngeal fractures occur mainly in the context of cervical trauma, hanging, or strangulation. Nontraumatic laryngeal fractures are rare and there are few reports in the literature. We present two cases of nontraumatic laryngeal fractures evaluated in our service.