Hoarseness


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Hoarseness

 

(trachyphonia), loss of smooth, clear phonation (voice) as a result of incomplete approximation of the vocal folds (cords). It is observed in cases of acute and chronic laryngitis and polyps of the vocal cords.

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Common presenting signs and symptoms include hoarseness, a depressed gag reflex, and lateral pharyngeal wall displacement.
Three months after surgery, the patient was rehearsing with no complaint of hoarseness, odynophonia, or difficulty with his vocal range.
The left vocal fold healed, as well, and the patient's hoarseness and breathiness decreased rapidly.
The result of this defect is a diffuse mucosal deposition of hyaline material and lipids, predominantly in the upper aerodigestive tract, that leads to symptoms of hoarseness and skin eruptions.
5) Presentation at the time of diagnosis can vary from mild symptoms such as hoarseness to life-threatening symptoms such as stridor.
Hoarseness can also be a symptom of cold and flu or laryngitis.
Most types of hoarseness, including laryngitis, will clear up by themselves in a few days or sometimes weeks.
This case highlights the significance of recurrent respira tory papillomatosis (RRP) as a cause of hoarseness and obstructive respiratory symptoms in the pediatric population.
The hoarseness resolved completely, and the patient was happy with his voice.
A 62-year-old man, an attorney, complained of hoarseness and a progressive loss of vocal volume.
A 53-year-old woman, a professional singer, related a history of intermittent episodes of debilitating hoarseness that resolved with prolonged voice rest.
The patient was a 25-year-old, nonsmoking Hispanic woman who presented with a 4-month history of gradually progressive hoarseness.