Recurrent Hoarseness Due to Inflammatory Vocal Fold Lesions in a Patient with Crohn's Disease

  title={Recurrent Hoarseness Due to Inflammatory Vocal Fold Lesions in a Patient with Crohn's Disease},
  author={Naoko Hasegawa and Shin-ichi Ishimoto and Masakazu Takazoe and Koichi Tsunoda and Youko Fujimaki and Aiko Shiraishi and Makoto Kinoshita and Kazunari Okada},
  journal={Annals of Otology, Rhinology \& Laryngology},
  pages={532 - 535}
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease characterized by discontinuous chronic inflammation that may affect virtually all organs, including the head and neck. Laryngeal involvement in Crohn's disease is very rare, and only 9 cases have been reported. All 9 patients complained of difficulty in breathing due to edema and ulceration from the larynx to the hypopharynx. The present patient was a 31-year-old woman who had experienced the intestinal symptoms of Crohn's disease starting… 

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