Reinke's oedema

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Subepithelial, usually bilateral, oedema of the vocal cords, sometimes associated with malignant degeneration.

Description

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.

Bibliography

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

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