Presented in part in abstract form at the first Meeting of the European Academy of ORL-HNS in collaboration with the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS), Mannheim, Germany, June 29, 2009.
Clinical features, health-related quality of life, and adult voice in juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis†
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2011
Copyright © 2011 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 121, Issue 4, pages 846–851, April 2011
How to Cite
Ilmarinen, T., Nissilä, H., Rihkanen, H., Roine, R. P., Pietarinen-Runtti, P., Pitkäranta, A. and Aaltonen, L.-M. (2011), Clinical features, health-related quality of life, and adult voice in juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. The Laryngoscope, 121: 846–851. doi: 10.1002/lary.21332
- Issue published online: 23 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 11 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 JUL 2010
- Human papillomavirus;
- laryngeal neoplasms;
- voice quality;
- Level of Evidence: 3a.
To determine clinical features, health-related quality of life, and adult voice in patients with a history of juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (JORRP).
All 32 patients with JORRP treated at Helsinki University Hospital between 1975 and 1994 were invited to an outpatient visit in spring 2008, and 18 of them (56%) entered the study. Each patient had an age- and gender-matched control subject with similar smoking habits. Videolaryngostroboscopy was performed and voice quality determined by acoustic and perceptual analysis. Voice-quality characteristics of the whole patient group and the recurrence-free patients were examined separately. Subjective voice-related disability was studied with voice handicap index (VHI) and health-related quality of life with a 15D questionnaire.
Acoustic analysis showed that patients had statistically significantly higher values in percent jitter, percent shimmer, and noise-to-harmonics ratio. Perceptual analysis indicated higher scores for patients in overall grade, roughness, breathiness, and strain. Acoustic and perceptual values for recurrence-free patients (n = 14) were also significantly higher than those for their matched paired controls. No statistically significant differences emerged for handicap related to voice or to health-related quality of life. Four study patients (22%) had undergone tracheotomy, indicating severity of juvenile-onset disease.
JORRP is a risk factor for permanent laryngeal pathology and voice-disturbances in adulthood. Laryngoscope, 2011