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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...

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.

Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the true vocal fold

August 10, 2012  |  Nilantha De Zoysa, MRCS, DOHNS, BS; Belinda Sandler, MRCP, BSc; Kwame Amonoo-Kuofi, MRCS; Rajiv Swamy, FRCPath; Prasad Kothari, MDS, FDSRCS, FRCS(ORL–HNS); George Mochloulis, MD, CCST(ORL–HNS)

Abstract

We report a rare case of extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) of the true vocal fold. Our patient, a 62-year-old woman, presented with dysphonia. On workup, fiberoptic laryngoscopy detected a lesion arising from the anterior half of her left true vocal fold. No...

Laryngeal lipoma

June 4, 2012  |  Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Tre Landrum, DO; Joseph Whitten, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Pertussis presenting as hoarseness in an adult

February 18, 2012  |  Stephen V. Tornabene, MD, Joshua Crose, BS, and Raul M. Cruz, MD

Abstract

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...

Reactive intracordal fibrovascular lesion

February 18, 2012  |  Matthew E. Leach, MD, Joel H. Blumin, MD, Chun He, MD, PhD, and Jonathan M. Bock, MD

Hemorrhage into a vocal fold cyst

December 15, 2011  |  Farhad R. Chowdhury, DO, Nishant Reddy, MD, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Asymptomatic anterior glottic web

October 27, 2011  |  Jamie Eaglin, MD, Farhad R. Chowdhury, MD, and Robert Thayer Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

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