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Lichen planus of the larynx.
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PMID:  21272411     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective:We report an extremely rare case of laryngeal lichen planus.Method:A case report and literature review of the aetiopathogenesis, clinical features and management of laryngeal lichen planus are presented.Results:A male patient presented with hoarseness and a history suggestive of squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. However, characteristic histopathological findings demonstrated lichen planus. The patient responded very well to oral steroids, and at the time of writing had remained symptom-free for two years.Conclusion:This is the first English language report of laryngeal lichen planus. Lichen planus is a diagnosis of exclusion and responds well to steroids. However, patients should be followed up regularly as malignant change is known to occur.
C E Rennie; R C Dwivedi; A S Khan; N Agrawal; W Ziyada
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-28
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Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otolaryngology, St Mary's Hospital, London, UK.
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