Late recurrences of laryngeal papillomatosis

Erisen L., Fagan J., Myers E.

ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, vol.122, no.9, pp.942-944, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Laryngeal papillomotasis recurred in 2 patients after 44 and 47 years of remission. The recurrence of papillomatosis after such lengthy periods of remission underscores the fact that, while surgical treatment of laryngeal papillomatosis may maintain the airway and voice, and in some cases control clinically overt disease, it does not address the subclinical mucosal human papillomavirus infection that may lead to recurrence many years after surgery.