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hoarseness

 [hors´nes]
a rough quality of the voice.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hoarse·ness

(hōrs'nes),
A noisy quality of the voice.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hoarseness

Audiology An abnormally rough or harsh voice caused by vocal abuse and other disorders–eg, GERD, thyroid problems, or trauma to the larynx
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hoarseness

The result of thickening of the vocal cords usually from inflammation (LARYNGITIS) but also from nodules on the cords (SINGERS' NODES) or by partial paralysis of the muscles that tighten the cords from involvement of a laryngeal nerve by neck cancer or trauma.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Persistent hoarseness in children is commonly due to benign lesions of the vocal cords such as nodules, polyps, hemorrhage, hematoma.
A 29-year-old man experienced hoarseness that progressed to aphonia 4 days before his office visit.
Hoarseness was the most common presenting symptom signifying a predilection for the glottis, as seen in our case also.
Other causes of hoarseness include allergies, hyperacidity and reflux, swellings on the vocal cord (nodules, polyps or cysts), injury of the vocal cords, smoking or inhaling other irritants, thyroid problems, nerve problems or throat cancer.
In any laryngeal disease, laryngeal tuberculosis is considered as one of the differential diagnosis, especially in case of laryngeal malignancy who presents with the history of hoarseness of voice and odynophagia.
A 43-year-old homemaker presented with the complaints of progressive hoarseness of voice for 6 months at the ENT outdoor of a tertiary care hospital.
Hoarseness is the most common mode of presentation.
Although this disease seems to be dermatological, LP usually manifests in early infancy with hoarseness of voice due to vocal cord infiltration.
The most common complaint is hoarseness, usually of several months' duration.
Sudden hoarseness in middle age or when you are older must always be investigated by your doctor as it could indicate cancer or an underlying lung disease.
Objective: To determine the frequency of causes of hoarseness leading to permanent loss of voice and discuss their management.
It usually presents with hoarseness, pain and/or difficulty in breathing.