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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73-77

Laryngeal pathology requiring microlaryngoscopy a retrospective descriptive study of a single tertiary center in bahrain

1 Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
2 Department of Hisotpathology, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Dr. Maryam Isa Khalifa
House 600, Road 2413, Block 424, Jidhafs
Kingdom of Bahrain
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/SJOH.SJOH_14_20

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Background: Laryngeal pathologies are commonly encountered in otolaryngology practice, and more benign lesions have been described than malignant ones. Microlaryngoscopy and biopsy are used to obtain a definite diagnosis in such cases. Aim: The aim was to study laryngeal pathologies requiring microlaryngoscopy in our tertiary care center during the period of 2014–2018. Study Design: This was a retrospective cohort study. Materials and Methods: Data were retrospectively extracted from the records of patients who had a suspected diagnosis of laryngeal pathology based on history and clinical examination and eventually underwent microlaryngoscopy procedures under general anesthesia. Results: There were 51 participants who underwent 58 microlaryngoscopic examinations. Males accounted for 61% of the participants. The mean age was 45 years. The most frequently presenting complaint was voice change. Benign lesions were more common than malignant ones. The most frequently described lesions were vocal fold polyps. Conclusion: We believe this is the first epidemiologic study to investigate laryngeal pathologies requiring microlaryngoscopy in Bahrain. The study provides insight into our population presenting with laryngeal pathology requiring microlaryngoscopy and could provide a basis for future research.

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