Thuja as an adjuvant medical management of juvenile recurrent laryngeal papillomatosis: our experience


  • Navneet Sharma Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology, K. D. Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Mathura, U. P., India
  • Ankita Mishra Department of Kaumarbhritya, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India



Laryngeal papillomatosis, Thuja, Human papilloma virus


A subgroup of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, which is a larger clinical entity, is laryngeal papillomatosis. The vocal folds produce recurrent papillomata, which is a hallmark of the condition. The two most prevalent strains of human papillomavirus have been linked to the development of laryngeal papillomas, types 6 and 11. Distinctive presence of warty lesion on endoscopy is basis for clinical diagnosis. Surgery is the foremost treatment possibility, combined with adjuvant therapy such antiviral medications and immunomodulators. Thuja occidentalis, a tree whose leaves and leaf oil have anti-oxidant,antiviral,anti tumoral,anti inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It has been extensively utilized to treat warts and condylomatous skin lesions. In this article, we go through the results of using Thuja as an adjuvant therapy for laryngeal papillomatosis in a 16-year-old female.


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