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An 85-year-old male presented to an otolaryngology office with hoarseness, stridor, and shortness of breath. He had been evaluated by 2 outside otolaryngologists for a 4-year history of hoarseness. He was referred for consideration for speech therapy regarding hoarseness, vocal fold edema, and a questionable right vocal fold polyp. The patient reported that his symptoms had worsened progressively over the prior 6-12 months. He had no history of head and neck cancer, recent intubation, autoimmune conditions, head and neck trauma, or smoking. The patient had a history of prostate carcinoma treated with radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy 18 years prior to our initial consultation.


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Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal

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