Laryngeal Papilloma

Also known as: laryngeal papillomatosis, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, RRP.

What is laryngeal papilloma?

Laryngeal papilloma is a disease that leads to wart-like growths on the larynx, or voice box. These are non-cancerous, but they can grow quickly and tend to recur even after being removed.
 

What causes laryngeal papilloma?

The human papilloma virus (HPV) causes laryngeal papilloma. The two types responsible for the disease are HPV 6 and HPV 11.
 

What are the symptoms of laryngeal papilloma?

Common symptoms of laryngeal papilloma include hoarseness, difficult breathing, stridor (noisy breathing) and coughing.
 

What are laryngeal papilloma care options?

Surgery to remove the papillomas is the most common treatment. The papillomas can be removed with a laser or a microdebrider without causing too much damage to the larynx.

Reviewed by: Sandeep P Dave, M.D.

This page was last updated on: 3/23/2018 2:10:21 PM


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