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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)


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


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

Papilloma: A diagnostic near miss

August 16, 2011  |  Courtney A. Abshier, MD, Rima A. DeFatta, MD, Johnathan B. Sataloff, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Anterior and posterior glottic webs

July 14, 2011  |  Jennifer M. Cannady, MA CCC-SLP and Lee A. Reussner, MD

Bilateral vocal fold polyps with occult sulcus mucosal bridge

June 14, 2011  |  Colleen N. Johnson, MD, MPH, MAJ USAF and Robert L. Eller, MD, MAJ USAF

Laryngeal coccidioidomycosis with vocal fold paralysis

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


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...


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