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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 93-98

Conservative Therapy for Nonspecific Granuloma of the Larynx Using a Beclomethasone Dipropionate Inhaler

1Department of Otolaryngology, Tokyo Metropolitan Ohtsuka Hospital, Tokyo, Japan 2-8-1, Minamiohtsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170, Japan
2Department of Otolaryngology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan 35, Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160, Japan
3Department of Otolaryngology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan 2-1-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan

Received 21 March 1996; Accepted 26 June 1996

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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.