Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2018 Nov;61(11):619-623. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2017.00367.

Two Cases of Mucosal Bridge Crossing the Membrane of Vocal Folds

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hschoi@yuhs.ac
  • 2Department of Institute of Laryngopedics and Phoniatrics, Gangnam Sevrance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Mucosal bridges of vocal fold have been described as a parallel band to vocal folds with the presence of sulcus vocalis. However, the type of mucosal bridge crossing each vocal fold has not been well documented in the literature. Herein, we present two cases of mucosal bridge found in the vocal fold connecting the mid-portions of true vocal folds. Two patients who had no history of laryngeal trauma, surgery or oro-tracheal intubation visited our clinic due to voice change. Laryngoscopic examination revealed that they had a mid-portion mucosal band without any other mucosal lesions. Two patients underwent laryngomicrosurgery with pulsed dye laser. After the surgery, they showed significant improvement of voice quality.

Keyword

Laryngoscopic surgery; Mucosal bridge; Voice disorders

MeSH Terms

Humans
Intubation
Laryngoscopy
Lasers, Dye
Membranes*
Vocal Cords*
Voice
Voice Disorders
Voice Quality
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