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What are some symptoms I should bring to a laryngologist?

What are some problems commonly diagnosed and treated by the Stanford laryngologists?

Vocal Fold (Vocal Cord) Lesions

  • Cancer of the larynx
  • Leukoplakia
  • Laryngitis
  • Nodules
  • Polyps
  • Cysts
  • Papilloma
  • Granulomas
  • Vocal fold scarring
  • Vocal fold hemorrhage
  • Varices (enlarged blood vessels)

Other voice disorders

  • Vocal fold paresis/paralysis
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Scarring and narrowing of the vocal folds and airway
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Chronic Cough
  • Age-related voice changes
  • Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion (Vocal cord dysfunction)
  • Laryngospasm

Disorders of the esophagus

  • Zenker’s Diverticulum
  • Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction
  • Esophageal stenosis
  • Radiation-related swallowing disorders

Neurologic disorders affecting speech and swallowing

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • ALS
  • Stroke

Airway stenosis

  • Supraglottic Stenosis
  • Glottic Stenosis
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Tracheal Stenosis
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