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Primary laryngeal actinomycosis in an immunosuppressed woman: A case report

July 22, 2013  |  Tarik Abed, MBBS; Jay Ahmed, MBBS; Niamh O'Shea, MBBS; Simon Payne, FRCPath; Gavin W. Watters, FRCS


We report a rare case of primary laryngeal actinomycosis, which occurred in a 35-year-old woman with end-stage renal failure secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus with membranous glomerulonephritis. The patient, who had been on long-term immunosuppression therapy, presented...

Supraglottoplasty for airway obstruction

June 12, 2013  |  Nausheen Jamal, MD; Farhad Chowdhury, DO; Reena Gupta, MD; and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Supraglottoplasty may be helpful in a patient with tracheotomy-dependent  adult obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome that is causally related to or aggravated by supraglottic obstruction.

Prolonged ulcerative laryngitis in an 18-year-old voice major

April 18, 2013  |  Brent L. Toland, MD; Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Management of prolonged ulcerative laryngitis requires close observation with strobovideolaryngoscopy; therapy involves steroids, antibiotics, antifungal drugs, and antireflux treatment.

Acute laryngitis superimposed on chronic laryngitis

February 25, 2013  |  David N. Myerson, MD; Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Radiation-induced fibrosis can be found in tissues of the neck, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, ear, and temporomandibular joint. It is associated histologically with aggregates of macrophages, fibroblasts, vascular connective tissue changes, and deposition of extracellular matrix. This fibrosis can...

Thyroid cartilage fracture following percutaneous tracheotomy tube placement

December 31, 2012  |  Jaime Eaglin Moore, MD and Andrew Heller, MD

Patients whose body mass index (BMI) is 30 or greater have a higher likelihood of a distorted anatomy, which can make tracheotomy tube placement difficult.

Vocal fold atrophy and Reinke edema

October 8, 2012  |  Eliana Verghese, MD; Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

If voice therapy does not improve vocal fold atrophy and muscle tension dysphonia, then medialization laryngoplasty by injection or thyroplasty may be indicated. 

Rosai-Dorfman disease with isolated laryngeal involvement

October 4, 2012  |  Elisa A. Illing, MD; Stacey L. Halum, MD


Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare histiocyte disorder that is typically characterized by massive cervical lymphadenopathy. Isolated extranodal involvement is uncommon, and isolated laryngeal involvement is extremely rare. We report an unusual case of Rosai-...

Laryngeal papilloma

May 1, 2012  |  Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Johnathan B. Sataloff; Grace E. Klaris; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Anterior and posterior glottic webs

July 14, 2011  |  Jennifer M. Cannady, MA CCC-SLP and Lee A. Reussner, MD

Reinke edema: Signs, symptoms, and findings on strobovideolaryngoscopy

April 1, 2011  |  Danielle Gainor, MD, Farhad R. Chowdhury, DO, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Laryngeal paraganglioma

October 1, 2010  |  Yoav Hahn, MD, Richard Isaacs, MD, and Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD

Acute dysphonia secondary to vocal fold hemorrhage after vardenafil use

June 1, 2010  |  Vikas Singh, MD, Seth M. Cohen, MD, MPH, Bernard Rousseau, PhD, J. Pieter Noordzij, MD, C. Gaelyn Garrett, MD, and Robert H. Ossoff, DMD, MD


Owing to their vasodilatory effects, the phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors have become widely used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Among the reported adverse events of these agents are epistaxis, variceal bleeding, intracranial hemorrhage, and hemorrhoidal bleeding. We...


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