Comparison of surgical techniques in the treatment of laryngeal polypoid degeneration.Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1987 May-Jun; 96(3 Pt 1):254-7.AO
Surgical excision has been the accepted treatment of laryngeal polypoid degeneration, or chronic polypoid corditis. We report on 29 women with polypoid degeneration who received one of three surgical treatments: vocal fold stripping, carbon dioxide laser obliteration, or the Hirano technique. The duration of postoperative dysphonia was longest with the laser removal and shortest with the Hirano technique. A combination of vocal hygiene management and the Hirano technique of removal provided the most efficacious treatment.