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The effect of surgical treatment on voice quality in Reinke's edema: an evaluation with vocal performance questionnaire and acoustic voice analysis

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Eskişehir Government Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey

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Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey

ENT Updates 2013; 3: 56-61
DOI: 10.2399/jmu.2013002003
Read: 214 Downloads: 238 Published: 03 February 2021

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of surgical treatment of Reinke's edema on voice quality. The changes in voice quality caused by surgical treatment were evaluated by using voice performance questionnaire and acoustic voice analysis before and after surgery.

Methods: Vocal Performance Questionnaire and acoustic voice analyses with the help of Dr. Speech (Drs Tiger Inc., Seattle, WA, USA) software were performed preoperatively and at one month postoperatively in 21 patients with Reinke's edema who had received surgical therapy.

Results: Reinke's edema was bilateral in all patients. According to the results of vocal performance questionnaires and acoustic voice analyses, the voice quality of patients improved significantly after surgery. At the end of the six month follow-up, the recurrence was detected only in one (4.7%) patient.

Conclusion: In patients with Reinke's edema, the functional properties of vocal folds and the voice quality of patients can be successfully improved by surgical treatment.


Reinke ödeminde cerrahi tedavinin ses kalitesi üzerine etkisi: Ses performans anketi ve akustik ses analizi ile değerlendirme

Amaç: Bu çalışmada Reinke ödeminde cerrahi tedavinin ses kalitesi üzerine etkisi araştırılmıştır. Cerrahi tedavinin ses kalitesinde meydana getirdiği değişiklikler, hastalara cerrahi öncesi ve sonrası ses performans anketi ve akustik ses analizi uygulanarak değerlendirilmiştir.

Yöntem: Reinke ödemi olan ve cerrahi tedavi uygulanan 21 hastaya ameliyat öncesi ve sonrası 1. ayda ses performans anketi ve Dr. Speech (Drs Tiger Inc., Seattle, WA, ABD) bilgisayarlı ses analiz programı kullanılarak akustik ses analizi yapıldı.

Bulgular: Hastaların tümünde Reinke ödemi bilateraldi. Ses performans anketi ve ses analizi sonuçlarına göre hastaların ses kalitesinde cerrahi tedavi sonrası istatistiksel olarak anlamlı derecede düzelme saptandı. Altı aylık takip sonunda sadece 1 hastada (%4.7) nüks tespit edildi. S

Sonuç: Reinke ödemli hastalarda vokal kordların fonksiyonel özellikleri ve hastanın ses kalitesi cerrahi tedavi ile başarılı bir şekilde iyileştirilebilmektedir.

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