Cryptococcosis of the larynx.

  title={Cryptococcosis of the larynx.},
  author={M C Reese and J B Colclasure},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology},
  volume={101 11},
An unusual case of cryptococcosis of the larynx initially developed as an acute upper airway obstruction that necessitated tracheostomy. Concomitant findings were tracheobronchial ulcerations and edema with severe mainstem bronchial constriction on the left side. Budding "yeast-like organisms" that were consistent with Cryptococcus neoformans appeared in tissue specimens. Epithelial changes that were consistent with pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia occurred in areas in the immediate vicinity… CONTINUE READING