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December 26, 2019

Nasal Polyps, Multifocal Laryngeal Masses, and Subglottic Stenosis in a Middle-aged Man

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  • 1USC Voice Center, USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):302-303. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.3904

A 52-year-old man who had recently emigrated from Guatemala and had a history of asthma presented to the emergency department with exacerbation of long-standing dyspnea along with progressively worsening nasal congestion and dysphonia over the past 2 years. He was diagnosed with asthma 2 years earlier when he first started experiencing shortness of breath and had partial relief with inhaled albuterol treatments only. He had no history of fevers, dysphagia, odynophagia, cough, or allergies.

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