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2019/01/09

Laryngoscopic examination for signs of laryngeal irritation associated with reflux

The etiopathogenesis of laryngopharyngeal reflux involves direct caustic irritation of gastroduodenal materials and indirect laryngeal reflexes invoked by refluxate. The most common symptoms include throat clearing, persistent cough, globus pharyngeus, and hoarseness. This video shows  a laryngoscopic examination for signs of laryngeal irritation associated with laryngopharyngeal reflux. Large bilateral granulomas are identified on the surface of bilateral arytenoids.

Reference

Chin-Lung Kuo. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux: An Update. Archives of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 2019;3(1):1. DOI:  10.24983/scitemed.aohns.2019.00094