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Journal of The Korean Society of Laryngology, Phoniatrics and Logopedics 2011;22(1): 60-62.
Primary Laryngeal Aspergillosis in Immunocompetent Patient - A Case Report and Review -
Sung-Mi Kang1, Hyun-Jun Hong1, Yoon-Sung Bae2, Sun-Och Yoon2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Yonsei University College of Medicine
2Department of Pathology-Yonsei University College of Medicine
ABSTRACT
Primary laryngeal aspergillosis is rare, It is most often found in immunocompromised patient, such as leukemia, malignant disease, diabetes or immunosuppressive drugs. These days the occurrences of laryngeal aspergillosis in immunocompetent patients are increasing. The cause of laryngeal aspergillosis in immunocompetent patients is not clear, but a few factors are considered such as iatrogenic factors, vocal abuse, vocal fold cyst and occupational factors. The histopathologic characteristics are somewhat different between that of immunocompromised patients and immunocompetent patients. We report a case of primary vocal cord aspergillosis in immunocompetent patient who had treated with only surgery and brief review of the pertinent literature.
KEY WORDS: Aspergillosis;Laryngeal aspergillosis;Vocal cord;Hoarseness;
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