Vocal Fold

Pertussis presenting as hoarseness in an adult

February 18, 2012     Stephen V. Tornabene, MD, Joshua Crose, BS, and Raul M. Cruz, MD
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Pertussis is a rare condition in adults. This report describes a 65-year-old man presenting to the otolaryngology service with hoarseness secondary to pertussis. He had a history of worsening cough and hoarseness occurring over several weeks. Laryngoscopy showed significant erythema at the medial edges of the vocal folds. Stroboscopy demonstrated bilateral decreased amplitude and decreased mucosal wave of the vocal folds. Polymerase chain reaction testing of the sputum revealed Bordetella pertussis. The patient was started on azithromycin, and he reported gradual resolution of the chest and laryngeal symptoms over the next few months. Pertussis, or whooping cough, is not common in the United States because of childhood vaccination protocols. Nevertheless, otolaryngologists need to be aware of this condition as a possible cause of hoarseness.

Reactive intracordal fibrovascular lesion

February 18, 2012     Matthew E. Leach, MD, Joel H. Blumin, MD, Chun He, MD, PhD, and Jonathan M. Bock, MD
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Hemorrhage into a vocal fold cyst

December 15, 2011     Farhad R. Chowdhury, DO, Nishant Reddy, MD, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS
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Asymptomatic anterior glottic web

October 26, 2011     Jamie Eaglin, MD, Farhad R. Chowdhury, MD, and Robert Thayer Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS
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Papilloma: A diagnostic near miss

August 15, 2011     Courtney A. Abshier, MD, Rima A. DeFatta, MD, Johnathan B. Sataloff, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS
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Anterior and posterior glottic webs

July 13, 2011     Jennifer M. Cannady, MA CCC-SLP and Lee A. Reussner, MD
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Bilateral vocal fold polyps with occult sulcus mucosal bridge

June 13, 2011     Colleen N. Johnson, MD, MPH, MAJ USAF and Robert L. Eller, MD, MAJ USAF
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Laryngeal coccidioidomycosis with vocal fold paralysis

April 30, 2011     Jacqui E. Allen, MBChB, FRACS and Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD
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We present the case of a 52-year-old woman with recurrent disseminated coccidioidomycosis involving the larynx that was associated with vocal fold paralysis. The diagnosis was confirmed by histologic biopsy, and the patient had an excellent response to systemic antifungal treatment. However, her vocal fold motion did not return. We also review the current world literature.

Reinke edema: Signs, symptoms, and findings on strobovideolaryngoscopy

March 31, 2011     Danielle Gainor, MD, Farhad R. Chowdhury, DO, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS
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Vocal fold varicosities

February 1, 2011     Stephanie Austin, MSIV, Venu Divi, MD, Mary Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS
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Large vocal fold polyp

January 1, 2011     Venu Divi, MD, Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, and Jacqueline Oxenberg, DO
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Laryngeal alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma involving the true vocal fold in an adult: Case report

December 17, 2010     Douglas D. Leventhal, MD, Joseph Spiegel, MD, and William Keane, MD
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Rhabdomyosarcoma of the larynx is extremely rare in adults, as only 17 well-documented cases have been previously reported in the English-language literature. Of these, only 2 cases (both male) involved the alveolar subtype of rhabdomyosarcoma, and neither involved the true vocal folds. We report a case of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of the true vocal fold in 54-year-old woman. She was successfully treated with conservative surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Management of head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma has evolved from radical surgery to less morbid procedures supplemented with radiation and chemotherapy. However, because this tumor is so rare in the adult population, no adult-specific treatment regimen has emerged. Nevertheless, the success of treatment in the pediatric population supports its use in adults.

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