Reinke’s edema

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Reinke’s oedema is the swelling of the vocal cords due to accumulation of fluid collected within the Reinke’s space. Reinke’s space is a space which is located underneath the outer cells of the vocal cord.It is a gelatinous layer of the vocal cord.

What causes Reinke’s edema?

Constant misuse or Overuse of voice causes irritation of the vocal cords which leads to certain disease conditions such as Reinke’s oedema etc.

What causes edema in throat?

-Oedema of throat can be caused by the following:

-Bacterial infection

-Viral infection

-Respiratory tract infection

-Allergic reactions

-Allergic reactions to certain food items or

Insect bite.

Symptoms of Reinke’s oedema?

-Sac like appearance of the vocal folds

-Hoarseness of voice

-Shortness of breath

-Stretching sensation of the mucosa

-Difficulty in speech

What is polypoid Corditis?

It is also known as Reinke’s oedema or smoker’s polyps.

It is a condition in which the vocal cords develop polyps due to which they became weighty.

Is Reinke’s edema cancer?

No, it is not a cancer but lesions are observed on the vocal cord with Reinke’s oedema therefore, these lesions can turn into cancer over time.

Investigation for Reinke’s oedema?

-By examining which help in diagnosis of swelling of -vocal folds.

-Biopsy of vocal cords

Treatment for Reinke’s oedema?

-Quit smoking

-No overuse of voice

-Treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux


-Speech therapy

Complication of Reinke oedema?

Reinke’s edema of vocal cords if left untreated may leads to precancerous condition.

For more information, you can visit The Voice Foundation and Wikipedia.

Reinke’s Oedema

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