Reinke's oedema of polypoid corditis is a generalised oedema of the
subepithelial space with cumulation of gelatinous/myxomatous material.
It can occur unilaterally or bilaterally. Treament is by microsurgical
aspiration and alleviating the predisposing factor- usually smoking.
Still image on fiberoptic laryngoscopy.
Severe Reinke's oedema as seen during direct laryngoscopy.
Vascularity pattern in Reinke's oedema.
Video of Reinke's oedema on rigid laryngoscopy.
Gel-like substance (arrows) Lateral cordotomy
Suctioning of excess material View at completion of surgery
Video of Reinke's oedema on examination under general anaesthesia.
Watch video of Reinke's oedema microlaryngeal surgery @ YouTube.