On stroboscopy, the posterior glottic tissue no longer prolapsed into the airway, but there was persistent pachydermia laryngitis, Reinke edema
, and mucosal redundancy (figure 2).
Videostroboscopic examination of the larynx revealed Reinke edema
and changes associated with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), including interarytenoid erythema, posterior "cobblestoning," and vocal fold edema (figure 1).
Strobovideolaryngoscopy demonstrated bilateral vocal fold hemorrhages (figure 1), Reinke edema
, reflux laryngitis, and a slightly raised mass in the middle one-third of the left vocal fold.
She was placed in a quarterly surveillance program to monitor the Reinke edema
1-3) We believe that our patient's smoking resulted in the development of the Reinke edema
that filled the area where one would expect to find a sulcus.