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Endoscopic Reflux Laryngitis (Posterior)

The slides provided on this page should serve as a guide for diagnosing Reflux Laryngitis. Reflux Laryngitis is endoscopically observed in the majority of the patients with GERD, whether or not they suffer from heartburn and/or erosive esophagitis.  The following studies provide further support for the diagnostic importance of Reflux Laryngitis in patients with GERD.

 



Normal:

 

 



Mild:
 
erythema posterior third of vocal cords and arytenoid area

 

          



Moderate:
diffuse posterior erythema, edema and piled-up mucosa of inter-arytenoid area

   

      



Severe:
ulceration or granulation of the posterior vocal cord area

Granuloma of left vocal cord 
Ulceration of right vocal cord

 


 

 

 

 

 

         This is an educational site created by M. Farivar, M.D. The information provided is the author's opinion based on years of clinical experience and research.  You are advised to consult your own physician about the applicability of this information to your particular needs.  Also, keep in mind that symptom response to therapy does not preclude the presence of more serious conditions. 

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