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A severe case of Reinke edema

July 18, 2017  |  Mark C. Lentner, DO; Nathan L. Colon, MD; Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC

Heavy smoking (especially in women), laryngopharyngeal reflux, hypothyroidism, and voice abuse are common etiologies associated with this condition.

Positron-emission tomography enhancement after vocal fold injection medialization

June 20, 2017  |  Nazaneen Grant, MD; Richard J. Wong, MD; Dennis H. Kraus, MD; Heiko Schoder, MD; Ryan C. Branski, PhD

Abstract

The potential for the misinterpretation of positron-emission tomography (PET) scans in the context of a possible malignancy has been confirmed in a case report showing increased 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake after unilateral vocal fold augmentation medialization. We...

Vocal fold hemorrhage into a physiologic sulcus

June 20, 2017  |  Daniel A. Benito, MD; Jonathan J. Romak, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Predisposing factors include traumatic vocal activities such as aggressive singing, throat clearing, coughing, or shouting, especially with the use of anticoagulants.

Atypical presentation of vocal fold granulomas

April 30, 2017  |  Raj B. Patel, MD; Aaron Jaworek, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Vocal fold granulomas usually form near the vocal process or on the mucosa covering the medial surface of the arytenoid cartilage. These lesions are not true granulomas and consist of fibroblasts, collagen, leukocytes, and proliferating capillaries.

Airway foreign body occurring during in-office vocal fold injection

March 24, 2017  |  Pamela Chia, MD; Aaron Jaworek, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Needle foreign bodies in the upper airway can result in life-threatening infections or hemorrhage from injury to the major vessels in the neck or chest.

Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma of the vocal fold

December 7, 2016  |  Chang-Yeong Jeong, MD; Choung-Soo Kim, MD

Abstract

Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, previously called malignant fibrous histiocytoma, usually arises in the extremities and retroperitoneum. Primary laryngeal undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma is very rare, with only 63 cases having been reported in the literature...

The "lake road sign": Another way to track the sulcus vocalis

December 7, 2016  |  Gauthier Desuter, MD, MSc; Delphine de Cock de Rameyen, MD; Donatienne Boucquey, MSc

Hypothetically, the lake road sign also could be applicable to mucosal bridges.

Hemorrhagic polyp with large occult sulcus vocalis in a singer

September 19, 2016  |  Meghan O'Brien, DO; Libby J. Smith, DO

A sulcus can decrease the functional vibratory property of the vocal fold free edge and result in dysphonia.

Vocal fold granulomas

August 21, 2016  |  Helen Lesser, BS; Amy Rutt, DO; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Occasionally, even after excellent reflux control, surgical removal and steroid injection into the base of the granulomas, application of mitomycin C, and voice therapy, patients develop recurrent granulomas.

Laryngeal amyloidosis

July 18, 2016  |  Karthik S. Shastri, MD; Amy L. Rutt, DO; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

The diagnosis of laryngeal amyloidosis should trigger evaluation for systemic amyloidosis.

Asymptomatic medial vocal fold hemorrhagic polyp

June 14, 2016  |  Ozlem E. Kantarcioglu, MD; Amy L. Rutt, DO; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

This patient did not realize that her voice was pathologic until after she had been treated.

Gore-Tex extrusion following type I thyroplasty

April 30, 2016  |  Natalie A. Krane, MD; Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Many different types of implants can be used for medialization thyroplasty, including Gore-Tex, Silastic, titanium, hydroxyapatite, and other materials.

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