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Laryngeal granular cell tumour: a very rare diagnosis for a child presenting with hoarse voice in the UK
  1. Christopher Hogan1,
  2. Vikas Acharya2,
  3. Yvonne Tsitsiou3 and
  4. Ali Taghi4
  1. 1Department of ENT Surgery, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust, Luton, England, UK
  3. 3Department of Undergraduate Medicine, Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine, London, UK
  4. 4Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vikas Acharya; vikas.acharya{at}


We present a rare case of a paediatric laryngeal granular cell tumour (GCT) of the vocal cord. GCTs are rare clinical entities, thought to arise from Schwann cells. There are only a handful of paediatric laryngeal GCTs in the literature, and therefore, little is known regarding their natural history or preferred management strategies. In this case report, we discuss the incidence, aetiopathogenesis, presentation and management of a laryngeal GCT in an 11-year-old girl, who presented with dysphonia. We believe that this case will aid otolaryngologists in the management of paediatric patients with the common dysphonia.

  • ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • paediatrics
  • pathology
  • otolaryngology / ENT
  • paediatric surgery

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  • Contributors We, the authors, can confirm that all authors were involved in the care pathway of this patients, and/or the development of this manuscript. AT was the consultant who initially saw and treated this patient and then followed them up in the clinic. He was also involved in reviewing the manuscript prior to submission. CH, VA and YT were involved in the writing, editing and reviewing of the manuscript which was then submitted once happy by VA.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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