Reinke edema


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Reinke edema

(rīn'kĕ),
polypoid degeneration presenting with a buildup of fluid underneath the lining of the vocal cord, causing hoarseness.

Reinke edema

(rīngk′ĕ)
[Friedrich B. Reinke, Ger. anatomist, 1862–1919]
Pathological swelling of the vocal folds as a result of smoking. It causes an alteration in the pitch of the voice and may interfere with the passage of air (or medical instruments) through the folds.

Reinke,

Friedrich B., German anatomist, 1862-1919.
Reinke crystalloids - rod-shaped, crystallike structures with pointed or rounded ends present in the interstitial cells of the testis (Leydig cells) and ovary.
Reinke edema
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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).
Common causes of Reinke edema include smoking, voice abuse, laryngopharyngeal reflux, and hypothyroidism.
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.