Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Aug 29;276(8):2289-2292. Epub 2019 May 29.
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, New York, NY, USA.
Purpose: Vocal fold scar is one the most challenging benign laryngeal pathologies. The purpose of this paper is to propose a classification that will allow for a common description of this entity between laryngologists, prevent discrepancies in interpretation, allow for comparison of related studies, and offer a training tool for young laryngologists.
Methods/results: Based on the depth and laterality of scarring, we propose 4 types: type I, characterized by atrophy of lamina propria with/without affected epithelium; type II, where the epithelium, lamina propria, and muscle are affected; type III, where the scar is located on the anterior commissure; type IV, which includes extended scar formation in both anteroposterior and rostro-caudal axis with significant loss of vocal fold mass. Read More