Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is ubiquitous and associated with many head and neck symptoms and diagnoses. In some cases, the symptom is the diagnosis-for example, LPR can cause sore throat, chronic cough, globus pharyngeus, and laryngospasm. Alternately, LPR can be associated with specific histopathologic lesions-for example, vocal process granulomas. LPR can be the sole cause or an etiologic cofactor in the development of many disorders of the aerodigestive tract.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Ear, Nose and Throat Journal|
|Issue number||9 SUPPL. 2|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
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