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Larynx (Definition)

The larynx is the organ that houses the vocal cords. This provides speech, and protects the airway from aspirating food. There are other functions also, such as allowing increased pressure for weight lifting by partially closing ...Read more


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Raspy voice dry throat had it 3week no lumps in neck no sore throat feels like its near larynxs what could it be very worried thanks geoff ps i.am 65?

Raspy voice dry throat had it 3week no lumps in neck no sore throat feels like its near larynxs what could it be very worried thanks geoff ps i.am 65?

See ENT doctor: If you are a smoker then see an ENT doctor ASAP. 3 weeks of laryngitis could still be consistent with a viral laryngitis. But for peace of mind and a specific diagnosis see an ENT doctor for a fiber optic laryngoscopy under local anesthesia in the office. ...Read more

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Are there any larynx exercises I can do?

Are there any larynx exercises I can do?

Lots: Speech pathologists sometimes specialize in voice therapy, and are experts in exercises for the voice. These exercises can be very helpful for some people. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: larynx?

Voicebox: The larynx is the organ that houses the vocal cords. This provides speech, and protects the airway from aspirating food. There are other functions also, such as allowing increased pressure for weight lifting by partially closing the vocal cords, etc. ...Read more

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Where is the larynx located in neck?

Center, front: The larynx is the location of the voice and windpipe open and closure tissue. In males it is a prominent bump on the from of the middle of the neck. It is less prominent in females. Put your thumb and forefinger in the middle of the neck in a grasping position and hum and you will feel the vibration from the larynx. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Larynx obstruction?

What is the definition or description of: Larynx obstruction?

Larynx obstruction: Anything that blocks the lumen of the airway at the larynx level, is called laryngeal obstruction, or vocal cords. Mucous can be cleared with suction or spitting it out. Swelling and edema can occur when people have infection of these structures or one has a breathing tube put in their airway for breathing. Scarring can occur that can block the airway if one is not careful. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get excessive sticky white mucus build up in the larynx area, what condition(s) could this be ?

I get excessive sticky white mucus build up in the larynx area, what condition(s) could this be ?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) is a form of gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) that causes collection of mucous in the back of the throat and frequent need to clear one's throat. Seek an anti-reflux diet and try taking an acid-suppressive remedy. If symptoms persist see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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What region of the pharynx is closest to the larynx?

What region of the pharynx is closest to the larynx?

Hypopharynx: From top to bottom, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx. Larynx divided into supraglottic larynx, glottis, subglottis. ...Read more

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I have a polyp on my larynx caused from a bad intubation. I will need to get it removed. Is this going to farther affect my singing?

Very likely: Surgery around the vocal cords has the potential for temporary or even occasionally permanent voice changes. You need to discuss this thoroughly with your surgeon and your anesthesiologist. Since you may have had a difficult intubation before, it is important to get the medical record describing your intubation so your surgeon and anesthesiologist can review. ...Read more

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I was oversinging the other day and the next day it felt like a fire breathing dragon at my pharync/larynx area. Did this alone cause this?

I was oversinging the other day and the next day it felt  like a fire breathing dragon at my pharync/larynx area.  Did this alone cause this?

As above : Straining the vocal cord can cause some horsiness and throat discomfort , if it does not get better see u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Due to some structure issues with my larynx, I have a very hard time getting intubated even with a scope. Is a med alert bracelet recommended?

Due to some  structure issues with my larynx, I have a  very hard time getting intubated even with a scope.  Is a med alert bracelet recommended?

Yes..good idea: Hopefully you won't need intubation again, but have a med alert is a great idea if having any significant illness such as yours. This allows/alerts the medics/docs/nurse to prepare/have adequate/appropriate equipment to intervene as rapidly as possible in case of emergency. Stay well... Best of luck.. ...Read more

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Would a dr ever treat a problem that was not "clinically relevant" but relevant to the patient? E.G. Larynx not lethal but important for a singer

Most certainly: Clinical relevance must take patient's life and values into consideration. However, the needs a a professional vocalist differ from those of someone who sings as a hobby. I'm not sure what concern your question belies? ...Read more

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What are the tests for larynx cancer?

What are the tests for larynx cancer?

Biopsy is crucial: Larynx cancer is diagnosed after visual look by a procedure called laryngoscopy by an ENT doctor followed by a tumor biopsy to confirm diagnosis. Also ct, MRI or pet scan are often done. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of larynx cancer?

Hoarseness +: If the cancer affects the vocal cords, change in voice quality may be an early symptoms. Cancer in other parts of the larynx may not produce symptoms in early stages and may become obvious only once it has spread to the local lymph nodes. Other symptoms may include pain the throat, difficulty in swallowing, cough, sensation of choking etc. ...Read more

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Could floppy larynx in babies cause female adam's apples?

Could floppy larynx in babies cause female adam's apples?

Doubtful: I have never heard of that. A floppy larynx is because the cartilage is still soft and it hardens with time- appropriately. I have never heard of any correlation to female adams apple. ...Read more

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ENT found "lesions" on both sides of larynx. What could this mean? Recheck in eight weeks

ENT found "lesions" on both sides of larynx. What could this mean? Recheck in eight weeks

Not for sure: You should ask your ENT to explain what he found in your larynx. Call the doctor don't wait 8 weeks, get a better explanation of what you have. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for larynx cancer?

What is the treatment for larynx cancer?

Larynx, also called: The voice box, comprises true vocal cords (the glottis), a short subglottis before the trachea and a supraglottis up to the epi-glottis and its functional parts. Treat ranges from laryngectomy (surgery), to radiotherapy alone for glottic, or chemoradiotherapy for supraglottic disease. It is highly curable in most stages. ...Read more

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Can non-smokers get larynx cancer?

Can non-smokers get larynx cancer?

Yes but rare: The most common larynx cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. This is almost always related to tobacco use. Non smokers can get it, but it is rare. There are also other rare types of cancer that occur in the larynx that are not tobacco related. ...Read more

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