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Polypoid Corditis (Reinke's Edema) Progression Over A Decade

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60 yo woman administrative assistent with high vocal demands, significant gastroesophageal reflux and tobacco use with progression of polypoid corditis over a decade treated surgically.

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Dysphonia 2011

Dysphonia 2015

Dysphonia 2017

Dysphonia 2019

Dysphonia 2019 preop

Dysphonia 2019 surgery

Dysphonia 2020

Dysphonia 2021

Modified Operative Note

Op Note
Preop Dx: Polypoid corditis, vocal fold polyps, dysphonia, OSAS
Postop Dx: Same
Procedure: Microdirect laryngoscopy with resection of vocal fold polyps
Anesthesia: General OETT - 5-0 MLT use of image guided glide scope for intubation
Findings: as per photos below; anterior commissure preserved to decrease risk of anterior web
            All specimens to path


Dewan K, Chhetri DK, Hoffman H. Reinke's edema management and voice outcomes. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2022 Jun 17;7(4):1042-1050. doi: 10.1002/lio2.840. PMID: 36000026; PMCID: PMC9392404.