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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Reinke edema often persists despite medical management, and surgical treatment may be warranted.
(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.
A pseudocyst is analogous to a blister, in which a collection of fluid lies directly beneath the epithelium--a localized area of Reinke edema. Pseudocysts are caused by trauma.