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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 126-128

Bamboo nodes − two cases with literature review

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Mawaddah Azman
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and NEck Surgery, Level 9, UKM Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
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DOI: 10.4103/ejo.ejo_50_18

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Bamboo nodes are benign lesions of the true vocal cords related to autoimmune diseases. The endoscopic characteristics of these lesions led to their name. These lesions are located within the lamina propria of the true vocal cords, disrupting the normal oscillation during phonation, which results in dysphonia. We present two female patients with distinctive presentation: the first is a patient with known autoimmune disease, and the second, undiagnosed. We find that videostroboscopy is the most useful tool to diagnose bamboo nodes. Surgery with postoperative intralesional steroid injection was performed in the first patient, showing promising voice outcome.

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