Laryngopharyngeal reflux and idiopathic vocal fold scars
Scarring of the vocal folds (SVF) is a relevant issue that is associated with definitive impairment of the viscoelastic properties of the lamina propria of the vocal folds and related long-term deterioration of the vibratory function. The voice quality of patients with SVF may be severely impaired with negative social and professional consequences in daily life. In spite of advancement in comprehension of the vocal fold microarchitecture and of the physiology of glottic sound production, the currently available micro-phonosurgical and rehabilitative procedures are still not able to guarantee successful restoration of voice quality in all SVF cases.
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