Larynx and hypopharynx
Inflammatory / infectious lesions
Contact ulcer

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 March 2018, last major update November 2013

Copyright: (c) 2002-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Contact ulcer [title] larynx

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Contact ulcer. website. Accessed November 14th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Also called granulomatous ulcer, posterior commissure ulcer
  • At level of posterior commissure, near vocal process of arytenoid cartilage
  • May recur after local excision but eventually subsides
  • Conservative (don't excise) because surgical trauma may cause recurrence
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Ulcerated or hyperplastic epithelium (occasionally pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia), overlying exuberant granulation tissue
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