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Laryngeal papillomatosis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis (subtype)
  • Recurrent laryngeal papillomatosis (subtype)
  • Warts in the throat
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Overview

Laryngeal papillomatosis is a form of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis where tumors (papillomas) grow in the larynx (voice box).[1] Symptoms usually begin with hoarseness and/or a change in the voice. Some people may experience difficulty breathing (dyspnea) and/or experience other life-threatening complications if the papillomas block the airway.[2] The tumors may vary in size and grow very quickly. They often grow back even when removed. Laryngeal papillomatosis  is caused by two types of human papilloma virus (HPV), called HPV 6 and HPV 11.[1]
Last updated: 11/21/2011

References

  1. Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis or Laryngeal Papillomatosis. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. October 2010; http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/pages/laryngeal.aspx. Accessed 11/21/2011.
  2. Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2002; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1083/viewAbstract. Accessed 6/8/2011.
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  • The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. Click on the link to view information on this topic. 
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis (subtype)
  • Recurrent laryngeal papillomatosis (subtype)
  • Warts in the throat
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.