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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.

Posterior cordectomy: How much is enough?

July 22, 2013  |  Reena Gupta, MD; Belinda Mantle, MD; Ryan F. Osborne, MD

Bilateral vocal fold paralysis has traditionally been treated with tracheotomy, which bypasses the source of obstruction and exerts a lesser impact on swallow function compared with other interventions, but fewer patients are willing to tolerate this option.

A false-positive FDG uptake in Teflon granuloma: A case report

April 18, 2013  |  Munir Demir Bajin, MD; Ali Sefik Hosal, MD

Abstract

Positron emmision tomography (PET) is successfully used to monitor malignancies. Unfortunately it is not tumor specific. We present a case with history of rectum cancer and lentigo maligna who underwent PET-CT which revealed an increased uptake in the larynx. What was first...

Hemorrhagic vocal process granuloma

April 18, 2013  |  Farhad R. Chowdhury, DO; Kevin Hsu, DO; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Most small vocal process granulomas will resolve spontaneously if the primary insult is removed, but these lesions have a very high tendency to recur.

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...

Acute dystonic reaction to general anesthesia with propofol and ondansetron: A graded response

January 24, 2013  |  Matthew H.J. Size, MBChB, FRCA; John S. Rubin, MD, FACS, FRCS; Anil Patel, MBBS, FRCA

Abstract

Propofol and ondansetron, alone and in combination, have been associated with acute dystonic reactions during recovery from anesthesia. We report the case of a 44-year-old woman who had undergone microlaryngoscopic fat injection to the vocal folds three times over a period of...

Silent vocal fold hemorrhage

November 1, 2012  |  Thomas M. d'Arville, MD; Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Although most vocal fold hemorrhages resolve spontaneously, accurate and timely diagnosis permits the laryngologist to prescribe precautions that will prevent further damage. This is especially important for patients who use their voices in their professions.

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. 

Sulcus vocalis

August 10, 2012  |  Johnathan B. Sataloff; Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Sulcus vocalis causes stiffness of the vibratory margin of the vocal folds, and often in adynamic segments. Patients can experience hoarseness, breathiness, increased phonation threshold pressures, decreased vocal efficiency and, commonly, voice fatigue.

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