Benign Mucosal Fold Lesion as a Cause of Hoarseness of Voice - A Clinical Study
Received Date: Aug 04, 2012 / Accepted Date: Aug 22, 2012 / Published Date: Aug 26, 2012
Hoarseness of voice is a common disorder seen in day to day practice of Otorhinolaryngologist. Although,
occasionally it can be a symptom of underlying malignancy, there are a variety of benign lesions causing the same. We analyzed a total number of 100 patients with history of hoarseness of voice for at least six months in whom the cause of hoarseness was the presence of a benign vocal fold lesion. Malignancies, vocal cord paralysis and Neurological lesions were excluded from the study. We found that vocal nodules were the commonest benign mucosal vocal fold lesion, (37% patients); followed by vocal polyps in 26%, LPR 23%, Reinke’s edema in 4%, intracordal cyst in 4%, contact ulcer in 3%, saccular cyst in 2% and papillomatosis in 1% of the patients.
Citation: Wani AA, Rehman A, Hamid S, Akhter M, Baseena S (2012) Benign Mucosal Fold Lesion as a Cause of Hoarseness of Voice - A Clinical Study. Otolaryngology 2:120. Doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000120
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