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

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

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...

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

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...

Use of the laryngeal microdebrider blade in treating Teflon-induced vocal fold granuloma: A case report

December 1, 2009  |  Heitham Gheriani, FRCSI, FRCSC, Mohammad Habibulla Khan, MRCSI, and John D. Russell, MCh, FRCSI


Vocal fold granuloma induced by polytef (Teflon) injection is rare. This condition requires surgical intervention in order to restore the voice. In this report, we discuss the use of an endoscopic laryngeal microdebrider blade in successfully treating this condition. To the...

Pyogenic granuloma of the hard palate: A case report and review of the literature

September 1, 2009  |  Jaimanti Bakshi, MS, DNB, Ramandeep Singh Virk, MS, FIMSA, and Mayuresh Verma, MS


We describe the case of a 35-year-old man who presented with a 4 x 4-cm ulcerated swelling over the hard palate that had progressed over 6 months. The lesion was associated with recurrent bleeding and occasional pain. Based on the lesion's clinical appearance and other...

Surgical treatment is warranted in aggressive central giant cell granuloma: A report of 2 cases

March 1, 2009  |  Jason Roberts, MD, Carol Shores, MD, and Austin S. Rose, MD


Central giant cell granuloma (CGCG) is a benign but locally destructive lesion of the mandible or maxilla that presents most often in the second and third decades of life. Reports of treatment include curettage or complete en bloc resection and nonsurgical approaches such as...

An unusual presentation of Teflon granuloma: Case report and discussion

January 1, 2009  |  Nitin A. Pagedar, MD, Catherine M. Listinsky, MD, and Harvey M. Tucker, MD, FACS


For more than 25 years, Teflon was the most commonly used material for injection laryngoplasty. However, the incidence of Teflon granuloma and the consequent deterioration of glottic function ultimately led to the development of other injectable materials, and as a result,...

Laryngeal sarcoidosis

May 1, 2008  |  Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR, Andrew Smith, MD, and Neel Gupta, MD

Neurosarcoidosis presenting as complicated sinusitis: A case report and review

February 1, 2008  |  Lt. Matthew T. Brigger, MD, Maj. Ian K. McLeod, MD, and Cdr. Martin P. Sorensen, MD


Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease with widely variable clinical characteristics, including numerous head and neck manifestations. We describe the case of a 49-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with symptoms consistent with complicated...

Eosinophilic granuloma: Bilateral temporal bone involvement

June 1, 2007  |  Chester P. Barton III, MD; Drew Horlbeck, MD
Eosinophilic granuloma is an uncommon condition that is characterized by unifocal or multifocal osteolytic...

Multifocal tuberculosis of the nose and lymph nodes without pulmonary involvement: A case report

May 1, 2007  |  M. Panduranga Kamath, MS; Kiran M. Bhojwani, MS; Shivananda Prabhu, MS; Ramdas Naik, MD; Geo P. Ninan, MBBS; Yeshwanth Chakravarthy, MBBS


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