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Vocal fold tear in an operatic tenor

September 18, 2014  |  Joel E. Portnoy, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

The patient complained of increased throat clearing and coughing. He had experienced similar symptoms 3 months previously, which had resolved with voice rest.

Invasive primary aspergillosis of the larynx presenting as hoarseness and a chronic nonhealing laryngeal ulcer in an immunocompetent host: A rare entity

July 14, 2014  |  Mimi Gangopadhyay, MD; Kaushik Majumdar, MD; Arghya Bandyopadhyay, MD; and Anup Ghosh, MS(ENT)

Abstract

Primary aspergillosis usually affects the paranasal sinuses, orbit, ear, and lower respiratory tract. Laryngeal aspergillosis usually occurs as a result of secondary invasion from the tracheobronchial tree, more commonly in immunocompromised hosts. Primary laryngeal...

Acute vocal fold hemorrhage after phonosurgery

July 14, 2014  |  Joel E. Portnoy, MD; Catherine Capo, BS; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

In this case, the KTP laser was used to vaporize the bilateral vocal fold varicosities.

Laryngeal schwannoma presenting as a pedunculated mass in the glottis

March 19, 2014  |  Hideki Nakagawa, MD; Naoyuki Kohno, MD; Toshiyuki Kusuyama, MD; Hiroyuki Fukuda, MD

This is the first case of laryngeal schwannoma that presented as a pedunculated tumor arising from the true vocal fold.

Two cases of granular cell tumors of the head and neck at different sites

March 19, 2014  |  Mustafa Paksoy, MD; Mehmet Eken, MD; Emin Ayduran, MD; Gokhan Altin, MD

Abstract

Granular cell tumor (GCT) is an uncommon, primarily benign lesion. We describe 2 cases of GCT. Patient 1 was a 38-year-old man who presented with a reddish, vegetative lesion that involved the posterior third of the left true vocal fold. Patient 2 was an 18-year-old girl who...

Laryngeal tuberculosis: Use of videostroboscopy in diagnosis

February 12, 2014  |  Michelle Levian, DO; Amy Chapman, MA-SLP; and Reena Gupta, MD

The diagnosis of laryngeal tuberculosis is often suspected clinically, but in patients with less specific symptoms, flexible laryngoscopy may reveal only an inflammatory picture.

Vocal fold fixation caused by penetration of a high-velocity steel projectile

January 21, 2014  |  Chau-Shiang Guo, MD; Chi-Kung Ho, MD, MPH; and Ruey-Fen Hsu, MD, MPH

Abstract

Vocal fold fixation as a result of trauma caused by a foreign body is rare. We report a unique case of vocal fold fixation caused by traumatic penetration of a shard of steel in a 31-year-old steelworker. While the patient was at work, an airborne projectile suddenly pierced...

Infection after vocal fold lipoinjection

December 20, 2013  |  Christopher V. Lisi, MD; Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Arteriovenous malformation of the neck: An unusual cause of hoarseness successfully treated with endovascular techniques

October 24, 2013  |  Joseph J. Gemmete, MD; Neeraj Chaudhary, MD; Aditya S. Pandey, MD; Dheeraj Gandhi, MD; Sameer A. Ansari, MD, PhD

Abstract

Hoarseness is a common presenting symptom in patients referred to the otolaryngology clinic. An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the neck is a previously unreported cause of hoarseness. We describe the case of a 61-year-old woman who presented with hoarseness and vocal fold...

Office assessment of vocal fold hypomobility

October 24, 2013  |  Ronak Shah, MD; Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Even though abductor-adductor fiber mismatch often leads to net vocal fold immobility, the preserved muscle tone sometimes permits glottic closure through compensation by the normal vocal fold.

Vocal fold atrophy after paralysis

September 19, 2013  |  Adam Rubin, MD; Jason D. Chesney, DO

Much debate currently exists as to the timing of vocal fold atrophy following denervation and as to why some patients maintain excellent muscle tone despite long-standing nerve injury.

Iatrogenic epiglottic inversion during intubation

August 22, 2013  |  Adam Rourke, DO and Adam Rubin, MD

The otolaryngologist must recognize when the epiglottis is inverted or risk inserting the laryngoscope too far and traumatizing the vocal folds.

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