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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


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 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.

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


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

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.

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


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...

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.

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.


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