Larynx and hypopharynx
Inflammatory / infectious lesions

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

Revised: 20 March 2018, last major update November 2013

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

PubMed Search: Tuberculosis [title] larynx [title]

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Tuberculosis. website. Accessed March 21st, 2018.
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