Voice Case of the Week: Sometimes it is Reflux

Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation:


The patient is a 34 year old male opera singer who presented with decreased vocal range, throat clearing, and pitch breaks during sustained phonation. He has noted changes over the past 3 months and has sought consultation from numerous physicians. He has been told that he has allergies by one doctor, and was placed on allergy medications, nasal sprays, and a nasal rinse. He has not noted any improvement with this treatment plan. The patient was also told that he had reflux and placed on a 2 week medication trial without any benefit. He has no other medical problems.

Click here for Los Angeles, laryngologist, Dr. Reena Gupta, MD’s diagnosis.

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