Ear Nose Throat J 2020 Nov 25:145561320973772. Epub 2020 Nov 25.
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, 5232University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.
A 12-year-old male with a family history of inflammatory bowel disease presented with sleep-disordered breathing and was found to have chronic, granulomatous swelling of the supraglottic larynx. His airway was managed with tracheostomy, regular interval laryngeal steroid injections, supraglottoplasty, and "pepper pot" CO2 laser resurfacing leading to eventual decannulation. Due to the non-necrotic nature of the granulomatous inflammation, as well as the patient's family history of inflammatory bowel disease, the leading diagnosis was Crohn disease, but isolated laryngeal sarcoidosis could not be ruled out. Read More