June 20, 2017 | Nazaneen Grant, MD; Richard J. Wong, MD; Dennis H. Kraus, MD; Heiko Schoder, MD; Ryan C. Branski, PhD
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...
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.
December 7, 2016 | Chang-Yeong Jeong, MD; Choung-Soo Kim, MD
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...
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.
April 30, 2016 | Mitsuyoshi Imaizumi, MD, PhD; Yasuhiro Tada, MD; Wataru Okano, MD; Akiko Tani, MD; Koichi Omori, MD
Vocal nodules are generally caused by vocal abuse, and conservative treatments such as voice therapy have been advocated as a first-choice treatment for vocal nodules. Reports of vocal fold lesions related to autoimmune diseases, such as bamboo nodules, are rare in the...