Diagnosis and management of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW Laryngopharyngeal reflux should no longer be underestimated because of its negative impact on the lives of patients and its potentially dangerous long-term complications. RECENT FINDINGS Both laryngopharyngeal reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease are caused by mucosal injury from acid and pepsin exposure, but the esophagus has… (More)