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Hoarseness in Children

Mary Worthen, Swapna Chandran

Citation Information : Worthen M, Chandran S. Hoarseness in Children. Int J Head Neck Surg 2016; 7 (2):130-135.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1278

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

The prevalence of pediatric dysphonia ranges from 6-23%. Chronic dysphonia can negatively affect the lives of children physically, socially, and emotionally. The body of literature continues to grow regarding the pathophysiology and management of dysphonic children.

Methods

This article presents a relevant literature review of vocal fold pathology leading to hoarseness and recent advances in diagnosis and management. Articles were retrieved using a selective search in PubMed employing the terms such as “hoarseness in children,” “pediatric dysphonia.”

Results

42 articles from the past decade were reviewed that include information regarding the etiology, assessment, and treatment of children with dysphonia.

Conclusion

The care of a child with a voice disorder can be complex and requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Current technological, pharmaceutical, and therapeutic advances have improved the treatment of children with dysphonia.

How to cite this article

Worthen M, Chandran S. Hoarseness in Children. Int J Head Neck Surg 2016;7(2):130-135.


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