polypoid degeneration


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polypoid degeneration

Formation of polyp-like growths on mucous membranes.
See also: degeneration
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Polypoid degeneration (Reinke's edema) occurs as a result of chronic laryngeal irritation over a period of many years.
Polypoid degeneration can improve with antireflux therapy and smoking cessation, but most patients with these lesions require surgical treatment.
Most patients with polypoid degeneration have abnormal findings on pH monitoring (pH-metry).