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February 1980

Subluxation of the Larynx: Report of a Case

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(2):120-121. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790260052015

• Laryngeal subluxation unrelated to trauma is unusual. We report a case in which the cervical spine had elongated anterior tubercles of the transverse processes of the sixth cervical vertebra. Lateral displacement of the larynx in this patient resulted in temporary engagement of the larynx on these prominent bony tubercles, with moderate discomfort. Manual manipulation of the larynx is a simple, nonoperative technique for reducing the subluxation.

(Arch Otolaryngol 106:120-121, 1980)