Internal laryngocoele: This mass on the left aryepiglottic fold is an internal laryngocoele. Viewed with false color on a high definition Pentax and the scope the opening for the laryngocoele is based on the left saccule, which also appears dilated. She has COPD with significant pursed lip back pressure. This has forced air up into the left saccule and then dilated the superior edge of the left false vocal cord.
Pentax vs. Olympus flexible chip HD laryngoscopes I had a chance for one week (June 2012) to compare the Pentax high definition flexible chip laryngoscope - VNL-1590STi (which I have used for one year) with the Olympus high-definition flexible chip laryngoscope - ENF-VH, which came out in late 2011. The Pentax scope has been available for a longer period of time. My overall impression is at the bottom of this review. My Voice Lab Recording setup
Hablo en "laringoscopia de alta definición en la oficina" en la 63 Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Otorrhinolarngología, Patología Cérvico-Facial en Oviedo, España 6/10/2012.
Nice to see videos being used - here on a TED talk by Max Little on Parkinsons.
I had seen her 3 months earlier for her tracheostomy tube which had been removed and she had completely normal vocal cords at that point. The swelling beneath her vocal cords is from the previous tracheostomy tube scar. She then developed hoarseness, which I would attribute to using a Flovent inhaler. She developed a fairly invasive fungal laryngitis. View with Pentax high definition endoscope.
An interview by Dave Palumbo with James P. Thomas, M.D. on Heavy Muscle Radio discussing how to alter vocal pitch. The emphasis in the show was particularly on female bodybuilders who have had their pitch drop after exposure to androgenic steroids and the use of an office KTP laser to tighten and tune up the vocal cords.
Dr. Fermin Zubiaur is on radio today. Hoy (17.9.2012) a las 10:00hrs, Tratamiento y Cirugía para los trastornos de la voz en 96.9 de FM con Martha Debayle, tambíen en el podcast.
Decision Making in vocal fold paralysis AAO-HNS Session 10:30, September 11, 2012 Chairman: Al Merati, MD Panel: Joel Blumin, MD, Michael Johns, MD & Blake Simpson, MD
The neurolaryngology study section had an interesting presentation on the treatment of bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve injury (paralysis/paresis/synkinesis) chaired by Lucian Sulica and Stacy Halum. Speaker David Zealear, Ph.D. from Vanderbilt began by mentioning iatrogenic thyroidectomy as the number one etiology behind bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve injury. He spoke about three of his research projects for dealing with this injury. AAO-HNS Meeting at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC - September 11, 2012