A warty growth in the larynx, usually on the vocal cords. Persistent hoarseness is a common symptom.
- Laryngeal papillomatosis, juvenile
Juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis involves the growth of numerous warty growths on the vocal cords in children and young adults. A baby can contract juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis by being contaminated with the human papilloma virus (HPV) during birth through the vaginal canal of a mother with genital warts (which are also due to HPV). Each year, […]
- Laryngeal papillomatosis
The presence of numerous warty growths on the vocal cords caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is contracted at birth via the ‘vaginal canal of a mother with genital warts. Laryngeal papillomatosis is most common in young children under age 3 but may occur at any age. Recurrences of laryngeal papillomatosis are, unfortunately, frequent. Remission […]
- Laryngeal stenosis
Narrowing or constricting of the larynx, the voice box.
A person who has had his or her larynx (voice box) removed. A partial laryngectomy preserves the voice. The surgeon removes only part of the voice box, just one vocal cord, part of a cord, or just the epiglottis, and the stoma is temporary. After a brief recovery period, the trache tube is removed, and […]
Surgery to remove part or all of the larynx. The surgeon performs a tracheostomy, creating an opening in the front of the neck (stoma). Air enters and leaves the trachea and lungs through the stoma. A tracheostomy tube keeps the new airway open.