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Glycogenic acanthosis.

A 48-year-old woman presented to the Scripps Center for Voice and Swallowing with complaints of pyrosis, dysphagia, excessive throat clearing, nocturnal cough, and intermittent dysphonia. Direct laryngoscopy revealed moderate laryngeal inflammation and bilateral edema of the ventral surface of the vocal folds (pseudosulcus vocalis) (figure 1). Screening transnasal esophagoscopy revealed benign-appearing white patches as large as 9 mm in diameter throughout the lumen of the proximal and middle esophagus (figure 2). Biopsy analysis revealed hyper-plastic squamous epithelium with increased glycogen
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Title Annotation:Esophagology Clinic
Author:Belafsky, Peter C.
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2004
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