Symptoms and findings of laryngopharyngeal reflux

Peter C. Belafsky, Gregory N. Postma, Milan R. Amin, James A. Koufman

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Even though the symptoms and findings of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) have been described, the clinical diagnosis is sometimes elusive. Symptoms can occur in the absence of conclusive laryngeal physical findings, and they can be nonspecific. For example, dysphonia can be caused not only by LPR, but also by neoplasia and by geriatric, neurologic, and behavioral disorders. The clinician must realize that the diagnosis of LPR is based on a combination of factors, including symptoms, laryngeal findings, and diagnostic test results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number9 SUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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