Skip to content Skip to navigation


Wegener granulomatosis

January 24, 2013  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Wegener granulomatosis presents clinically as ulcerative and crusted lesions with tissue destruction.

Cholesterol granuloma

October 8, 2012  |  Joseph A. Ursick, MD; Derald E. Brackmann, MD

 Cholesterol granulomas can cause bony expansion and typically become symptomatic when they encroach upon adjacent cranial nerves.

Intracranial sarcoid granuloma as an extension of severe sinonasal sarcoidosis

April 1, 2012  |  Stephen M. Wold, MD and John T. Sinacori, MD


Sarcoidosis is a chronic, multisystem, granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. It manifests with a wide range of symptoms and clinical findings, including some that occur in the head and neck. Sinonasal sarcoidosis, in particular, frequently demonstrates a rather...

Oral traumatic ulcer

November 22, 2011  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Petrous apex cholesterol granuloma involving the sphenoid sinus

November 22, 2011  |  Dirk Korbmacher, MD, Martin Lehmann, MS, Hans-Björn Gehl, MD, Jörg Ebmeyer, MD, and Holger Sudhoff, MD, PhD


Petrous apex cholesterol granulomas are slowly expanding lesions that clinically present with a variety of cranial nerve deficits. We present a case of a 40-year-old man with a right-sided, sudden-onset hearing loss. Apart from a 60-dB high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss...

Subacute airway obstruction caused by a suprastomal tracheal granuloma following tracheotomy in an adult

September 21, 2011  |  Elizabeth A. Kelly, MD, Arunkumar N. Badi, MD, PhD, Joel H. Blumin, MD, and David M. Poetker, MD


We report a case of a post-tracheotomy suprastomal granuloma in the early postoperative phase that caused subacute airway obstruction in a 28-year-old woman. The patient had undergone the tracheotomy during the surgical treatment of a submental abscess. During recovery, several...

Approach to benign tumors of the palate: Analysis of 28 cases

August 16, 2011  |  Ahmet Ural, MD, Murat Livaoğlu, MD, Devrim Bektaş, MD, Osman Bahadır, MD, Atilla Hesapçıoğlu, MD, Mehmet İmamoğlu, MD, and Abdülcemal Ümit Işık, MD


We conducted a retrospective analysis of 28 patients-15 men and 13 women, aged 17 to 71 years (mean: 41.6)-who had undergone surgery for the treatment of a benign tumor of the hard or soft palate. The most common chief complaint was a palatal mass, which was reported by 14...

Laryngeal Teflon granuloma: Endoscopy, laryngeal videostroboscopy, and CT imaging

March 1, 2011  |  Carlos M. Rivera-Serrano, MD and Libby J. Smith, DO

Malacoplakia of the vallecula masquerading as a malignancy

March 1, 2011  |  A.A.S. Rifat Mannan, MD, Mehar Chand Sharma, MD, and Sudhir Bahadur, MS, PhD


Malacoplakia is an unusual chronic granulomatous inflammation that commonly occurs in the urinary tract. It is rarely encountered in the head and neck region, and only a handful of such cases have been described. We report a case of malacoplakia in a 50-year-old woman who...

Cholesterol granuloma of the external ear canal: A rare presentation

December 17, 2010  |  Kang-Chao Wu, MD, Min-Tsan Shu, MD, and Cheng-Chien Yang, MD


Almost all aural cholesterol granulomas develop in the mucosa of the middle ear. We describe the case of a 14-year-old girl who presented with an asymptomatic, nontender, dark-blue, cystic lesion in the posteroinferior portion of the left ear canal. The mass was excised via a...

Inflammatory pseudotumor (plasma cell granuloma) of the temporal bone

July 1, 2010  |  Dare V. Ajibade, BA, Iwao K. Tanaka, MD, Kapila V. Paghdal, PharmD, MD, Neena Mirani, MD, Huey-Jen Lee, MD, and Robert W. Jyung, MD


We report the case of a 41-year-old man who presented with progressive right-sided ear pressure, otalgia, hearing loss, tinnitus, and intermittent otorrhea. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging detected a soft-tissue mass in the right mastoid with intracranial...

Cholesterol granuloma and recurrent cholesteatoma after canal-wall-down mastoidectomy

July 1, 2010  |  S. Todd Hamilton, MD, Swarupa A. Gadre, MD, and Arun K. Gadre, MD, FACS


Subscribe to Granuloma