Aspergillosis of the larynx

R. Benson-Mitchell, N. Tolley, C. B. Croft, A. Gallimore

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Primary infection of the larynx with Aspergillus spp. is rare. It is more commonly seen as part of a wider infection involving the respiratory system in an immunocompromised host. In noncompromised patients laryngeal aspergillosis may represent colonization rather than invasion requiring no systemic anti-fungal treatment. The diagnosis is important as the presenting symptoms are suggestive of malignant laryngeal disease. We present a 62-year-old man with a short history of hoarseness. Direct laryngoscopy and biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of aspergillosis. Clinical presentation, diagnosis and the important pathological characteristics of this infection are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-885
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Aspergillosis
  • Larynx

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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