August 21, 2016 | Helen Lesser, BS; Amy Rutt, DO; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS
Occasionally, even after excellent reflux control, surgical removal and steroid injection into the base of the granulomas, application of mitomycin C, and voice therapy, patients develop recurrent granulomas.
April 30, 2016 | Mitsuyoshi Imaizumi, MD, PhD; Yasuhiro Tada, MD; Wataru Okano, MD; Akiko Tani, MD; Koichi Omori, MD
Vocal nodules are generally caused by vocal abuse, and conservative treatments such as voice therapy have been advocated as a first-choice treatment for vocal nodules. Reports of vocal fold lesions related to autoimmune diseases, such as bamboo nodules, are rare in the...
February 24, 2016 | David O. Francis, MD, MS; Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH; Jessica Somerville, MD; Andrew McWhorter, MD; C. Gaelyn Garrett, MD
Treatment of vocal fold leukoplakia is complicated because it is associated with a high rate of recurrence after excision and it has the potential for progression to malignancy. Authors have presented different approaches to management, one of which is directed serial...
January 22, 2016 | Shaum Sridharan, MD; Milan R. Amin, MD; Ryan C. Branski, PhD
We report a case of unilateral vocal fold immobility in a 57-year-old woman that occurred subsequent to a choking episode, which she resolved by removing impacted food with a finger sweep. Other than the unilateral immobility, no abnormality of the laryngeal mucosa or framework...
September 21, 2015 | Ayman Mahfouz, MBBS; Meeran Naji, MSc, MRCS, FRCR; Wing Yan Mok, BSc, MBBS, FRCR; Ali S. Taghi, MBBS, MD, FRCS(ORL-HNS); Zarni Win, MRCP, FRCR
A false-positive uptake of F18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) on positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) can result in confusion and misinterpretation of scans. Such uptakes have been previously described after injection of polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) into the...