S K Verma Department Of Pulmonary Medicine, K.G.M.U Lucknow-226003. India
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Laryngeal tuberculosis is a rare disease. The presenting features are usually hoarseness or dysphagia with other vague and nonspecific symptoms. Laryngoscopic features mimic malignancy in many cases. There are no noninvasive tests which can confirm a diagnosis of laryngeal tuberculosis. Biopsy of the primary growth itself is diagnostic and may show caseating granulomatous inflammation. Microbiological confirmation, though desirable, may not always be possible. The response to antitubercular treatment is good. We report a 52 year old man who presented to us with hoarseness of voice, haemoptysis and a proliferative growth in the epiglottis and was diagnosed to have laryngeal tuberculosis on histopathology. He had an excellent response to antituberculosis therapy and is now asymptomatic.