Laryngology Resources

Multimedia encyclopedia of voice, swallowing and airway disorders; also chronic cough and inability to burp.

Illustration of cricopharyngeus muscle on a model with images of the larynx, x-rays of the abdomen, and other multimedia content relating to laryngology.

What Will You Find on Laryngopedia?

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High definition images captured through Videostroboscopy of the larynx, vocal cords, and upper aerodigestive tract.

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Detailed recordings of the vocal cords and airway, breathing, swallowing, and other functions in the larynx.

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Clinical observations, anecdotes, case series, and conceptual frameworks discussed for further exploration.

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Audio Clips

Sound recordings of vocal exercises, voice disorders, and pre- and post- surgical adjustments to the vocal cords.

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Popular Encyclopedia Entries

A collection of frequently visited entries pertaining to laryngeal topics.

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What to Expect After Botox Injection for R-CPD

Standard of care for treatment of R-CPD is an injection of botulinum toxin (“Botox”) into the upper esophageal sphincter through the mouth during brief general anesthesia—often a “once and done” treatment. Dr. Bastian outlines the logistics of the procedure, potential side effects, and when you can expect to start burping.

Babies Who Cannot Burp, and Still Cannot as Adults.

Babies who cannot burp are in terrible misery. So are their parents. The explanation for why may be found in the story of adults who had this kind of trouble in their infancy—trouble that has continued into adulthood. Adults with a lifelong inability to burp were recently diagnosed with retrograde cricopharyngeus dysfunction, or R- CPD. This condition was successfully treated for the first time on record in November of 2016.

Can’t Burp? Here Are the Symptoms of R-CPD

There is a group of people whose inability to burp causes severe daily distress. They are left without a solution (or even explanation) in spite of many doctor visits. Recently a major cause of inability to burp, retrograde cricopharyngeus dysfunction (R-CPD) has been codified for diagnosis and treatment.*

Still Coughing After COVID-19?

Among those stricken by COVID-19 are those experiencing a lingering cough. Especially early on, this cough may be continuing to clear secretions that accompany resolving lung inflammation. But for some this cough is no longer solving a problem but IS the problem.

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