Granuloma

A mass or lump of chronically irritated tissue that may be viewed in the larynx as an “exuberant healing response that didn’t know when to quit.” Sometimes referred to as proud flesh. The typical location in the larynx is in the posterior vocal fold, in response to an endotracheal tube. May also be seen as a part of the reparative sequence in about 10% of persons who undergo laser excision of a cancer.

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