Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
- Juvenile laryngeal papilloma
- Laryngeal papilloma, recurrent
- Juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (type)
- JORRP (type)
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Once the tumors have been removed, they have a tendency to return. It is common for affected individuals to require repeat surgery. In the most extreme cases where tumor growth is aggressive, a tracheostomy may be performed.
Adjuvant therapies—therapies that are used in addition to surgery—have been used to treat more severe cases of RRP. Drug treatments may include antivirals such as interferon and cidofovir, which block the virus from making copies of itself, and indole-3-carbinol, a cancer-fighting compound found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts. To date, the results of these and other adjuvant therapies have been mixed or not yet fully proven.Two articles from eMedicine Journal provides comprehensive information on treatment for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis at the following links. You may need to register to view these articles, but registration is free.
- 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.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.