Issue N# 5 - 2005
These lesions of the vocal cords called stretch marks: Clinico-anatomical considerations
Authors : R. Pérouse, B. Coulombeau (Lyon)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2005;126,5:301-304.
Article published in french
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Among the difficult cases which phonosurgeons may encounter, the problem of vergetures is one of the most complex. The primum movens would seem to be a particular vocal fold lesion in the form of more or less pronounced ligament atrophy. About a retrospective study of 52 cases, the authors present their conclusions: This atrophy co-exists anatomically, with (a sometimes considerable amount of atrophied mucosa opposite, “glottal tension” clearly perceptible during surgery, especially along the lower edge); videostroboscopically, with (great vibratory rigidity, more or less severe glottal air-loss). This lesion is completely distinct from a sulcus (the surgical treatment wil be discussed in an other paper).
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