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.
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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.
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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.