Larynx and hypopharynx
Inflammatory / infectious lesions
Nonspecific granulomas

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

Revised: 19 March 2018, last major update November 2013

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

PubMed Search: Nonspecific granulomas larynx

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Nonspecific granulomas. website. Accessed November 14th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Usually men, unilateral and symptomatic
  • Often at vocal process of arytenoid cartilage
  • 50% post-traumatic, often post-intubation or after laryngeal biopsy
  • Foreign body granulomas may occur after injection of Teflon into paralyzed vocal cords
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Ulceration and highly cellular granulation tissue with granulomas
Differential diagnosis