Lung India

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 87--89

Laryngeal tuberculosis clinically similar to laryngeal cancer


SK Verma, Sanjay Kumar Verma, Sanjay 
 Department Of Pulmonary Medicine, K.G.M.U Lucknow-226003., India

Correspondence Address:
S K Verma
Department Of Pulmonary Medicine, K.G.M.U Lucknow-226003.
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Verma S K, Verma SK, Sanjay. Laryngeal tuberculosis clinically similar to laryngeal cancer.Lung India 2007;24:87-89


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Verma S K, Verma SK, Sanjay. Laryngeal tuberculosis clinically similar to laryngeal cancer. Lung India [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Apr 6 ];24:87-89
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