Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2006 Mar;49(3):343-345.

Verruca Vulgaris of the Larynx: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea. cisoo99@yahoo.co.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Verruca vulgaris is commonly seen on skin, but extremely rare in other areas, especially in larynx, where it could be not uncommonly misdiagnosed as verrucous carcinoma. In the recent studies, we noted that verruca vulgaris of the larynx is related to human papilloma virus type 6, 11, which is different from human papilloma virus type 2, 4, which is found on skin. Verruca vulgaris of the larynx occurs in old age with the average of 56 years, and it looks white in color on laryngoscopic examination, which is limited to the true vocal cords. It recurs infrequently. Pathologically, it is heavily keratinized and it contains prominent keratohyaline granules and exhibits koilocytosis. We experienced a case of verruca vulgaris of the larynx in a patient with hoarseness lasted for 3 months. So we report this case with a review of literature.

Keyword

Warts; Larynx; Human papilloma virus
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