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Reinke's oedema

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Subepithelial, usually bilateral, oedema of the vocal cords, sometimes associated with malignant degeneration. It is commonly seen in smokers and persons with heavy vocal cord strain.


  • F. B. Reinke:
    Untersuchungen über das menschliche Stimmband.
    Fortschritte der Medizin, München, 1895, 13: 469-478.

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