Acta Otolaryngol 1992 ;112(2):358-61
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Arachidonic acid metabolites (AAm) have important regulatory functions within several areas of otorhinolaryngology: modulation of immune and allergic responses, inflammation, allergy, etc. The aetiology of vocal fold polyps is still obscure as are the possible mechanisms responsible for their forming and developing. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate the relationship between release of prostaglandins (PGE2, PGI2) and tromboxans (TxA2) from vocal fold polyps ex vivo in 21 patients, in comparison to normal airway mucosa. Read More