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Nine of 14 asthmatic patients who presented with persistent dysphonia while taking inhaled corticosteroids had a bilateral adductor vocal cord deformity with bowing of the cords on phonation. This causes the dysphonia and usually occurs without candidiasis. It was seen with beclomethasone dipropionate (in both pressurised aerosol and dry powder(More)
Laryngeal tuberculosis is now a rare disease. We report 6 patients presenting within a 10-year period (1976-1986). Symptoms and signs often mimic carcinoma or chronic non-specific laryngitis. Greater clinical awareness and a chest radiograph prior to direct laryngoscopy may alert the clinician to the possibility of tuberculosis. The diagnosis is established(More)
The 'minitracheotomy', i.e. an indwelling narrow-bore endotracheal tube which is inserted via the cricothyroid membrane to provide access for the removal of secretions from the tracheobronchial tree following major thoracic and abdominal surgery, has recently been developed. In order to investigate whether its use may be injurious to the larynx, a(More)
To assess the aetiological contribution made to spontaneous epistaxis in adults over the age of 50 years by various groups of drugs, a controlled study was designed. Fifty-three consecutive epistaxis patients were compared with 50 controls. Significant differences were found between the groups in their consumption of warfarin, dipyridamole and non-steroidal(More)