Laryngopharyngeal reflux and benign lesions of the vocal folds
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The impact of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) in the development of benign lesions of the vocal folds (BLVF) is an important and debated topic of two disorders that concern a large number of patients consulting in voice centers. In their published study, Kibar et al. did not find significant upper esophageal sphincter (UES) alterations according to esophageal manometry in a cohort of patients with suspected LPR . Authors consider that these findings cast doubt about the potential role of LPR in the development of BLVF.
The authors used reflux symptom index (RSI) and reflux finding score (RFS) to identify LPR in their patients (without indicative thresholds of LPR) and did not perform multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring (MII-pH). In the context of a research that aims to study the relationship between LPR and BLVF, this LPR diagnostic approach could be problematic for many reasons. First, symptoms described in RSI are non-specific and can be encountered in...
KeywordsLaryngopharyngeal Reflux Laryngitis Lesion Vocal fold
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