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Laryngeal findings in patients with contact granuloma: a long-term follow-up study.
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PMID:  11039879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to evaluate the long-term outcome of contact granuloma a follow-up study of 59 patients was conducted. Primary treatment consisted mainly of voice therapy or of voice therapy in combination with surgery. A careful history was taken and the patients were examined using videolaryngoscopy. The average follow-up time was 12 years (range 5-20 years). In total, 10 out of 59 patients (17%) had a granuloma at the follow-up examination, 6 of them presenting without subjective symptoms. Another 28 patients had various signs of inflammation of the posterior glottis. The history taken at follow-up revealed that eight patients had had a previous temporary recurrence during the follow-up time. The recurrence frequency was the same for patients who received voice therapy after postoperative recurrence and patients who were treated with voice therapy only. About 80% of the patients had no symptoms at follow-up. The findings of the present study indicate that contact granuloma is one of several manifestations of chronic posterior laryngitis and that it may occur without symptoms.
R Ylitalo; P A Lindestad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica     Volume:  120     ISSN:  0001-6489     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-13     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370354     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  655-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Karolinska Institute, Department of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Huddinge University Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Follow-Up Studies
Granuloma / complications*,  pathology
Laryngeal Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Laryngeal Mucosa / pathology
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Speech Therapy

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