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Reinke’s oedema and hypothyroidism: a correlation in an old woman


Journal of Otolaryngology-ENT Research
Valerio Massimo Magro,1 Carla Coppola,1 Michele Caturano,2 Veronica Maria Lanni,3 Eugenio Boccalone1

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Abstract

A 71-year-old woman presented fatigue, hoarse voice, swelling of the face and eyelids and psychomotor slowdown on admission. She had history of smoking and she was postmenopausal. Lab studies revealed hypothyroidism. By the laryngeal examination we diagnosed Reinke’s bilateral oedema. After 30 days of levotiroxina therapy we observed reduction of Reinke’s bilateral oedema

Keywords

thyroid, Reinke’s oedema, larynx

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