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Diagn Ther Endosc. 1996;3(2):93-8.

Conservative therapy for nonspecific granuloma of the larynx using a beclomethasone dipropionate inhaler.

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Department of Otolaryngology Tokyo Metropolitan Ohtsuka Hospital Tokyo, Japan 2-8-1 Minamiohtsuka, Toshima-ku Tokyo 170 Japan.


Nonspecific granuloma of the larynx is a benign tumor that usually occurs on the posterior glottis. Conventional treatment for this laryngeal lesion has consisted of surgical resection. However, this lesion has a strong tendency to recur postoperatively and may require multiple repeated operative procedures. Conservative treatment, consisting mainly of beclomethasone dipropionate inhalation therapy, was instituted in 20 cases with good results. We discussed the effect of beclomethasone dipropionate on this lesion as well as the etiology of this disease.

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