Glottic bamboo nodules from systemic lupus erythematosus

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Aug;122(8):496-9. doi: 10.1177/000348941312200804.


Bamboo nodules of the glottis are of late being described as a distinct entity seen in patients with autoimmune diseases. We report the symptoms, clinical features, and management of a case of bamboo nodules of the glottis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. We discuss the pathogenesis and management of this condition on the basis of a review of the medical literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Glottis / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / pathology*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / therapy