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Impact of Intralesional Steroid Injections in a Case of Postintubation Subglottic Granuloma

Nilanjan Bhowmick, Snehpali Bansode, Harshal Jadhao, Sachin Goel, Rajasudhakar Rathinaswamy

Keywords : Case report, Granuloma, Intralesional injection, Laryngeal granuloma, Postintubation granuloma, Steroid injection, Steroids, Subglottic granuloma

Citation Information : Bhowmick N, Bansode S, Jadhao H, Goel S, Rathinaswamy R. Impact of Intralesional Steroid Injections in a Case of Postintubation Subglottic Granuloma. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2023; 13 (2):32-34.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10023-1247

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-02-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Subglottic granuloma is a rare but life-threatening complication of long-term tracheal intubation. Here, we report a case of an adult female who presented with difficulty breathing. The patient had a history of intubation in the past, and on video laryngoscopy, it was diagnosed as subglottic granuloma and managed with microlaryngeal surgical excision with intralesional steroids. Postoperative systemic and inhaled steroids with prompt anti-reflux medications were advised. Recurrence of the granuloma was treated on outpatient department (OPD)—based procedure of intralesional steroid injections and followed up with no evidence of any lesion for a period of 10 months.

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