Comparison of surgical techniques in the treatment of laryngeal polypoid degeneration

Samuel M.M. Lumpkin, Sandra G. Bishop, Suzanne Bennett

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Surgical excision has been the accepted treatment of laryngeal polypoid degeneration, or chronic polypoid corditis. We report on 29 women with polypoid degeneration who received one of three surgical treatments: Vocal fold stripping, carbon dioxide laser obliteration, or the Hirano technique. The duration of postoperative dysphonia was longest with the laser removal and shortest with the Hirano technique. A combination of vocal hygiene management and the Hirano technique of removal provided the most efficacious treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-257
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • polypoid degeneration
  • vocal fold
  • vocal hygiene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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