Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. Jan-Mar 2000;42(1):35-7.


Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is characterized by the appearance of benign laryngeal squamous papillomas in childhood. Lung involvement is rare. We report a case of childhood laryngeal papillomas who developed tracheobronchial papillomas and a nodule in the lung after a period of 21 years. Frequent sampling of pulmonary lesions to detect malignant transformation is suggested as prognosis of lung lesions are worse in comparison to laryngeal papillomas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Disease Progression
  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / therapy
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Lung Neoplasms / therapy
  • Male
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / therapy
  • Papilloma / diagnosis*
  • Papilloma / therapy
  • Prognosis
  • Tracheostomy