Papilomatosis laríngea recurrente en la patología vocala propósito de un caso

  1. Tatiana Romero Arias 2
  2. Cristina Hernández Kauffman 1
  3. María Mercedes Arias Hernández 2
  4. Patricia Ramos Rodríguez 2
  5. José L. de Serdio Arias 1
  1. 1 Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

    Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España


  2. 2 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Majorensis: Revista Electrónica de Ciencia y Tecnología

ISSN: 1697-5529

Year of publication: 2016

Issue: 12

Pages: 56-61

Type: Article


Recurrent Laryngeal papillomatosis (RLP) is a disease caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) that is characterized by the presence of epithelial tumors in the airway. Its main mechanism of transmission is by direct contact, where the most commonly affected area is the larynx, but may compromise anywhere in the air-digestive tract. Its manifestations range from dysphonia to complete obstruction of the airway, even causing death. In this paper we study the case of a patient with PRR has been operated on four occasions with endolaryngeal microsurgery (MEL) CO2 laser and has passed the Speech Therapy Service for the rehabilitation of her voice. The speech therapist has followed a work plan assessment and adjusted to the patient's characteristics in order to improve voice quality. Keywords: Human Papillomavirus, laryngeal papillomatosis, dysphonia, speech therapy rehabilitation.