Am J Otolaryngol 2022 May-Jun;43(3):103456. Epub 2022 Apr 6.
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Objectives: While jaundice is frequently described in the sclera and skin, there are few reports of true vocal fold jaundice in patients with high bilirubin, and no reports by otolaryngologists in the literature. Here we describe a case of a patient with bilateral true vocal fold jaundice and discuss the potential pathogenesis and implications of this finding.
Methods: A 29-year-old man with history of Dubin-Johnson Syndrome presented with cough and difficulty breathing and was incidentally found to have persistent yellow discoloration of the true vocal folds bilaterally. Read More