Bilateral ventricular webs.
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The patient sought further care at an outside institution, where biopsy demonstrated carcinoma in situ at the lateral true vocal folds bilaterally. She was treated with carbon dioxide laser excision. Approximately 6 weeks postoperatively, the patient returned with complaints of progressive hoarseness. Videostroboscopic examination demonstrated scattered areas of leukoplakia with decreased mucosal waveforms bilaterally. Microlaryngoscopy demonstrated bilateral ventricular webs (figure, C and D). The webs were carefully excised with a carbon dioxide laser, and mitomycin was applied topically. One month later, videostroboscopy demonstrated scattered leukoplakia but no evidence of recurrent web formation.
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From the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
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|Title Annotation:||Laryngoscopic Clinic|
|Author:||Merati, Albert L.|
|Publication:||Ear, Nose and Throat Journal|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2003|
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