European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 269, Issue 9, pp 2087–2090 | Cite as

Zinc sulfate therapy of vocal process granuloma

  • Guang-bin Sun
  • Na Sun
  • Hai-hong Tang
  • Qiu-bei Zhu
  • Wu Wen
  • Hong-liang Zheng


Vocal process granuloma is a benign lesion that occurs on the arytenoid cartilage. It tends to recur locally, and there is a great diversity of methods to treat it. Here, we reviewed the effects of zinc sulfate therapy program in 16 patients with vocal process granulomas. Eleven patients had a history of trauma or laryngeal intubation and five patients had unknown origin. Eleven had recurrence after one to three failed surgeries, and the others had no prior treatment. Symptoms included hoarseness, sore throat, lump sensation in the throat and cough that apparently improved. The granulomas did not recur for at least 1 year. No complications occurred. For vocal process granuloma, zinc sulfate therapy is good either as an initial or compensatory treatment.


Zinc sulfate Arytenoid cartilage Vocal process granuloma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guang-bin Sun
    • 1
  • Na Sun
    • 1
  • Hai-hong Tang
    • 2
  • Qiu-bei Zhu
    • 3
  • Wu Wen
    • 2
  • Hong-liang Zheng
    • 2
  1. 1.ENT DepartmentGongLi HospitalShanghaiChina
  2. 2.ENT Department, ChangHai HospitalSecond Medical Military UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.ENT Department, ChangZheng HospitalSecond Medical Military UniversityShanghaiChina

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