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Lichen Planus of Larynx Manifesting as Airway Compromise: A Rare Presentation

Anand Job, Gaurav Ashish, Harshad Parmar, L Paul Emerson, Rajiv C Michael

Keywords : Clinical features,Lichen planus,Management,Oral cavity

Citation Information : Job A, Ashish G, Parmar H, Emerson LP, Michael RC. Lichen Planus of Larynx Manifesting as Airway Compromise: A Rare Presentation. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2014; 6 (3):95-97.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1164

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



Lichen planus is an inflammatory pathology which most commonly involves the mucocutaneous junction of oral cavity. It has been reported in many other sites of the body extending from eye to the urogenital system. Diagnosis is achieved combinely with clinical picture and histopathological findings. The treatment mainly involves systemic therapy with corti costeroids and regular periodic follow-up. It is rare but malig nant transformation has been suggested at some sites.

Case report

However, it is extremely rare in larynx and this case report seems to be the first case presenting with a combination of airway compromise due to laryngeal involvement with presence of cutaneous and oral lesions.


The above case report is presented in context of developing insights about etiopathogenesis, clinical features and management of laryngeal lichen planus.

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Ashish G, Emerson LP, Michael RC, Parmar H, Job A. Lichen Planus of Larynx Manifesting as Airway Compromise: A Rare Presentation. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2014;6(3):95-97.

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