Laryngeal Contact Ulcer.Head Neck Pathol. 2020 May 07 [Online ahead of print]HN
A 47-year-old man presented to the otolaryngology service with complaint of 6 months of intermittent globus sensation. He reported constant throat clearing and subjective lowering of his voice. Flexible nasolaryngoscopy revealed a large pedunculated mass originating from the left vocal process of the arytenoid, lying superior to the vocal fold. The patient was treated conservatively with an anti-reflux regiment and speech language therapy for 2 months, however he noted marginal worsening in voice over the proceeding interval with an increasing raspy quality. He underwent suspension microlaryngoscopy with biopsy. Microscopic examination demonstrated mucosal epithelium with surface ulceration and considerable fibrinoid necrosis, a mixed inflammatory infiltrate, and abundant granulation tissue with reactive endothelial cells. The diagnosis of laryngeal contact ulcer was rendered. The patient was treated with KTP (potassium titanyl phosphate) laser ablation and corticosteroid microinjection; he tolerated the procedures well and on follow-up noted reduced cough, improving voice quality and no residual dysphagia.