A Teflon granuloma presenting as an endotracheal nodule

M. P. McCarthy, J. K. Gideon, V. J. Schnadig

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A 55-year-old woman underwent bronchoscopic evaluation for hemoptysis. A small polypoid endotracheal nodule was discovered approximately 2.0 cm distal to the left true vocal cord. The lesion was sampled with a cytologic brush. Epithelioid histiocytes and numerous giant cells with asteroid bodies were seen, and there was abundant intracellular refractile material of irregular shape. Review of the medical history revealed that the patient had undergone Teflon injection of a paralyzed left true vocal cord. A diagnosis of Teflon granuloma was made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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