Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello
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OLAVARRIA L, Christian; TAMBLAY N, Natalia y GORMAZ B, Juan Pablo. Use of microdebrider for Reinke's edema treatment. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2009, vol.69, n.1, pp. 71-72. ISSN 0718-4816. doi: 10.4067/S0718-48162009000100013.
Reinke's edema is characterized by the swelling and increased consistency of the subepitelial compartment, which results in lower-than-normal pitch and hoarseness. Surgical reduction of the gelatinous matrix underlying the epithelium by means of a microdebrider is the choice treatment for this pathology, allowing for adequate healing of the mucosa, without damaging the vocal chord epithelium.
Palabras clave : Reinke's edema; vocal chord epithelium.