The primary differential diagnoses include amyloid, myxoma, spindle cell (sarcomatoid) squamous cell carcinoma, and contact ulcer
Chapter Three, "Organic Disorders," contains information about laryngitis, vocal nodules, fold polyps and cysts, oedema, reinke's oedema, contact ulcer
, granuloma, dysphonia plicae ventricularis, hyperkeratosis, vocal fold paralysis, post-radiotherapy, laryngeal papilloma, scarring of the vocal folds, spasmodic adductor dysphonia, laryngeal web, sub-mucous hemorrhages, sulcus vocalis and bowing of the vocal folds.
A larynx contact ulcer, also known as a pyogenic granuloma, is a benign lesion that is most common among adult men.
Contact ulcer usually appears as an ulcerated, polypoid, or nodular mass (figure, A), and it most often involves the posterior vocal fold.
With which of these statements regarding a larynx contact ulcer
would Thompson (Pathology Clinic) disagree?
Esophageal dysfunction in patients with contact ulcer
of the larynx.
As a result of vocal misuse and abuse, many singers suffer from chronic laryngitis, vocal nodules, vocal polyps, contact ulcers
and/or laryngeal queratosis .
The differential diagnoses of these masses in the larynx comprise benign lesions such as laryngeal cyst, laryngeal nodules, contact ulcers
, squamous papilloma, amyloidosis or granulomatous lesions such as Wegener's granulomatosus, sarcoidosis and tuberculosis (2).
A lesser known voice disorder is contact ulcers
, reddened lesions that tend to appear on the posterior surface of the vocal folds in the arytenoid region.
The most common disorders resulting from vocal abuse and misuse are laryngitis, vocal nodules, vocal polyps, and contact ulcers
. Health professionals who have training in voice and voice disorders often refer to these conditions as "hyperfunctional voice disorders."
Treatment of laryngeal contact ulcers
and granulomas: A 12-year retrospective analysis.
(18-24) LPR has also been reported to be associated with contact ulcers