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Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) is a rare condition characterized by abnormalities to ectodermal derived tissues although other organs or systems are frequently involved. Patients with HED can have a number of symptoms that may lead them to present to the otolaryngologist. We present a case of a 37-year-old female with HED who initially presented with nasal obstruction but then very rapidly developed stridor due to a tracheal squamous cell carcinoma. We suggest a possible association between HED and carcinoma of the upper respiratory tract that has not previously been reported.

Original publication




Journal article


J Laryngol Otol

Publication Date





742 - 743


Adult, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Ectodermal Dysplasia, Female, Glottis, Humans, Hypohidrosis, Laryngostenosis, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Tracheal Neoplasms