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polypoid degeneration presenting with a buildup of fluid underneath the lining of the vocal cord, causing hoarseness.
[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.