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Laryngeal coccidioidomycosis with vocal fold paralysis

May 1, 2011  |  Jacqui E. Allen, MBChB, FRACS and Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD

Abstract

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...

Reinke edema: Signs, symptoms, and findings on strobovideolaryngoscopy

April 1, 2011  |  Danielle Gainor, MD, Farhad R. Chowdhury, DO, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Vocal fold varicosities

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

Large vocal fold polyp

January 1, 2011  |  Venu Divi, MD, Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, and Jacqueline Oxenberg, DO

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

Abstract

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...

Laryngeal keratosis with underlying invasive carcinoma

December 17, 2010  |  Sampan S. Bist, MS, Saurabh Varshney, MS, Rakesh Kumar, MS, Sanjeev Bhagat, MS, and Nitin Gupta, MS

Botulinum toxin-assisted endoscopic repair of traumatic vocal fold avulsion

September 1, 2010  |  Rima F. Abraham, MD, Stanley Shapshay, MD, and Lisa Galati, MD

Abstract

Blunt traumatic laryngeal injury in children often leads to intralaryngeal soft-tissue damage, which can quickly compromise an already small airway. Injuries requiring operative intervention have historically been repaired via open approaches such as thyrotomy and...

Laryngeal leiomyoma

August 1, 2010  |  Thomas Q. Gallagher, DO, LCDR, MC, USN and John T. Sinacori, MD, FACS

Acute dysphonia secondary to vocal fold hemorrhage after vardenafil use

June 1, 2010  |  Vikas Singh, MD, Seth M. Cohen, MD, MPH, Bernard Rousseau, PhD, J. Pieter Noordzij, MD, C. Gaelyn Garrett, MD, and Robert H. Ossoff, DMD, MD

Abstract

Owing to their vasodilatory effects, the phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors have become widely used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Among the reported adverse events of these agents are epistaxis, variceal bleeding, intracranial hemorrhage, and hemorrhoidal bleeding. We...

Type III thyroplasty for the treatment of glottic gap in a patient undergoing laryngofissure cordectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the vocal fold: Technique and outcome

June 1, 2010  |  Tolga Kandogan, MD

Abstract

A 44-year-old man presented with squamous cell carcinoma (T1aN0M0) on the left vocal fold and was prepared for a combined laryngofissure cordectomy and type III thyroplasty. The author performed both procedures together-not only to lower the tension on the healthy vocal fold,...

Type I thyroplasty revision 1 year after a window was mistakenly created on the cricoid cartilage

May 1, 2010  |  Hilmi Alper Şenkal, MD and Taner Yilmaz, MD

Abstract

Unilateral vocal fold paralysis causes glottic incompetence and can result in significant morbidity. To prevent such morbidity, surgeons treat affected patients with vocal fold medialization techniques; type I thyroplasty medialization surgery is widely used for this purpose....

Correlation between the Voice Handicap Index and voice laboratory measurements after phonosurgery

April 1, 2010  |  Jeffrey Cheng, MD and Peak Woo, MD, FACS

Abstract

Phonosurgery is an effective treatment for some vocal fold pathologies, and the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) survey has been shown to be a useful instrument for evaluating treatment effectiveness. We conducted a nonrandomized, prospective study of 21 patients who underwent...

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