Dysphonia and vocal fold telangiectasia in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Joseph Chang, Katherine C. Yung

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Objective: This case report is the first documentation of dysphonia and vocal fold telangiectasia as a complication of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Methods: Case report of a 40-year-old man with HHT presenting with 2 years of worsening hoarseness. Results: Hoarseness corresponded with a period of anticoagulation. Endoscopy revealed vocal fold scarring, vocal fold telangiectasias, and plica ventricularis suggestive of previous submucosal vocal fold hemorrhage and subsequent counterproductive compensation with ventricular phonation. Conclusion: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia may present as dysphonia with vocal fold telangiectasias and place patients at risk of vocal fold hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-770
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Dysphonia
  • HHT
  • Telangiectasia
  • Vocal fold hemorrhage
  • hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia


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