Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2007 Dec;50(12):1184-1186.

A Case of Actinomycosis of the Vocal Cord

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital, Busan, Korea. entkimwmbh@hanmail.net

Abstract

Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous infective disease caused by microaerophilic gram-positive bacteria of the genus Actinomyces. It presents a challenging clinical diagnostic dilemma because of variable presentations in the head and neck. It involves the upper airway and gastrointestinal tract. Actinomycosis of the larynx is rare, especially in vocal cord. Here, we report a rare case of actinomycosis presenting as a vocal cord nodule in a healthy 45-year-old woman with a review of the literature.

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Actinomycosis; Vocal cord
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