Larynx and hypopharynx
Inflammatory / infectious lesions

Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Minor changes: 30 September 2019

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PubMed Search: Tuberculosis [title] larynx [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Tuberculosis. website. Accessed May 26th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • May simulate carcinoma clinically
  • Begins with edema of posterior interarytenoid space, then spreads to epiglottis, aryepiglottic fold and vocal cords
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Granulomas with variable caseation necrosis
Positive stains
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