Volume : 10
Issue : 4
Micro laryngeal surgery for benign lesions of the larynx: our experience
Amarnath SB, Anthwal P, Vulava S, Pradeep B
Pdf Page Numbers :- 191-196
Amarnath SB1,*, Prerana Anthwal1, Sivakumar Vulava2 and Bhanu Pradeep1
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, SVIMS-Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh-517507, India
2Department of Pathology, SVIMS-Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh-517507, India
*Corresponding author: Dr. SB Amarnath, MS (ENT), Associate Professor, Incharge Head of Department, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, SVIMS-Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh-517507, India. Mobile: +91 9490640323; Email: email@example.com
Received 13 August 2022; Revised 16 September 2022; Accepted 24 September 2022; Published 29 September 2022
Citation: Amarnath SB, Anthwal P, Vulava S, Pradeep B. Micro laryngeal surgery for benign lesions of the larynx: our experience. J Med Sci Res. 2022; 10(4):191-196. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2022/10-35
Copyright: © 2022 Amarnath SB et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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A retrospective study was conducted to determine the incidence of various types of benign mucosal lesions of the larynx causing hoarseness and to review the role of demographic and etiological risk factors in relation to the benign mucosal lesions of the larynx. Patients with hoarseness presenting to the department of Otorhinolaryngology at our tertiary-care institute, from the month of January 2017 to June 2022 were evaluated by indirect video laryngoscopy followed by direct laryngoscopy with biopsy. A total of 30 patients with clinical evidence of a benign vocal cord lesion, above the age of 15 years were selected. A clinical and epidemiologic profile was formulated from the data obtained from these patients. Vocal nodules were the commonest type of benign lesions of the vocal fold, followed by vocal fold polyps. Overall, there was a slight male predominance with the maximum incidence in the age group 41-50 years. The most common risk factors were voice abuse and smoking and the less common were GERD, alcohol intake, fume exposure, and allergy. Lifestyle modifications like vocal hygiene, cessation of smoking, alcohol, and spicy food played an important role in significantly reducing the incidence of these benign vocal fold lesions.
Keywords: benign mucosal lesions; video laryngoscopy; micro laryngeal surgery; Hoarseness; vocal nodules; vocal polyp