Hoarse voice, beware of a laryngeal tumor
Huang Zhichun, director of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of the Zhongda Hospital of Southeast University, recently visited a group of micro-interviews and answered netizens’ questions about throat diseases.
Huang Zhichun said that too many people did not timely correct their hoarseness symptoms, and some patients were prolonged and even caused serious consequences such as laryngeal cancer, which missed the best opportunity for treatment.
Netizens “Yanfei” questioned during the micro-interview. “The nausea and vomiting sounds have not been treated well. They say that the vocal cords are hypertrophic, and there are also diagnoses of paralysis on the right side of the vocal cords.
In short, I don’t know how to treat these two diseases.
For the symptoms described by netizens, Huang Zhichun replied, “If the vocal cord is paralyzed, you need to check the cause of the formation.
If you have a thyroid tumor, mediastinal lesions should be ruled out.
Huang Zhichun suggested that he be calibrated for B-ultrasound and mediastinal CT.
If these two areas are not serious, it may be primary vocal cord paralysis.
Huang Zhichun told reporters that hoarseness is the first symptom of a laryngeal tumor. At first, I feel fatigued by vocalization, and then there is continuous hoarseness, which gradually worsens, and the degree of hoarseness is more severe than chronic laryngitis.
Many patients often associate it with excessive throating and catching a cold, which is easy to be misdiagnosed. It is recommended that there should be no obvious improvement after treatment.
Hoarseness is often glottic laryngeal cancer, and it is mostly early. If detected early, the treatment effect is better.
For hoarseness caused by benign lesions of the vocal cords, micro-laryngosurgery under support laryngoscope is adopted, the patient has less pain, less damage, and better resetting effect. For hoarseness caused by malignant tumors, early surgery can instead retain the mostGood, breathing and swallowing function.
A 32-year-old male patient that Huang Zhichun had contacted had delayed treatment because his condition was not known.
The patient had throat cancer because of prolonged exposure to sulfur dioxide.
“The early clinical manifestations of laryngeal cancer are atypical, with hoarseness, foreign body sensation and pain in the throat, cough, etc. Other symptoms include blood in the breath, dyspnea, and clumps.
Huang Zhichun told reporters that in general, if a man over 40 years of age has a hoarse voice or other discomfort in the larynx, if the conservative treatment fails for more than 3 weeks, the larynx must be carefully inspected, and sometimes even repeatedly checked to avoid missed diagnosis.
Laryngeal examinations include indirect laryngoscope, dynamic laryngoscope, or fiber laryngoscope. If a tumor is found, a biopsy should be performed to confirm the diagnosis.