Larynx and hypopharynx
Inflammatory / infectious lesions
Nonspecific granulomas


Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Minor changes: 30 September 2019

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PubMed Search: Nonspecific granulomas larynx

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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
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