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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60-62

Was the rapid resolution of a laryngeal granuloma due to high dose double proton pump inhibitor treatment?

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Taksim Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Ceki Paltura
Taksim Training and Research Hospital, Siraselviler Street No: 112, Beyoglu, Istanbul
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-9748.85064

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A laryngeal granuloma (LG) is a benign tumor that usually develops on the cartilaginous vocal process of the vocal cords. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER), hyperfunctional use of the voice, and intubation injury are etiological factors. Patients usually complain of dysphagia, and dysphonia. A 53-year-old male consulted the Taksim Educational and Research Hospital ENT Department, complaining of a 6-month history of hoarseness, dysphagia, and globus sensation. On laryngoscopic examination, a granuloma was found on his left vocal process He was given an anti reflux treatments and advised on vocal hygiene. At the 1-month follow-up, the granuloma had disappeared. A thorough history was taken and disclosed that at time of his first visit, he saw a gastroenterologist for his heartburn and regurgitation and was administered pantoprazole 40 mg once daily. Consequently, the rapid resolution of the granuloma was thought have resulted from the high-dose double PPI treatment.

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