2011 Surg 4

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cathy4xo
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89397
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2011 Surg 4
Updated:
2011-06-06 00:29:46
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Hoarseness
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Hoarseness
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  1. Name 5 common DDx for hoarseness.
    • Laryngitis
    • Trauma: voice abuse, intubation granuloma
    • Laryngeal or lung cancer
    • Goiter, throiditis, GORD, hypothyroidism
  2. Name 5 red flag symptoms of hoarseness when not associated with URTI.
    • Weight loss
    • Smoking/alcohol
    • Stridor/haemoptysis/SOB/cough
    • Dysphagia/odynophagia
    • Referred ear pain
  3. Name one key investigation for hoarseness.
    Laryngoscopy!

    (additionally: CT scan, thyroid scan, EMG)
  4. Describe the treatment options for laryngeal ca.
    From local to metastasised:

    • Endoscopic removal
    • Laser vaporisation
    • Partial/total laryngectomy
    • External beam radiation (RT)
    • Induction chemo + RT

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