Aim: Hoarseness of voice is generally due to change in quality of voice. The etiology of hoarseness of voice varies from benign conditions to malignant disease, hence should not be ignored. All cases of hoarseness of voice persisting for more than 3 weeks should be investigated for the underlying disease. It may indicate either malignancy of larynx or silent bronchogenic carcinoma. A retrospective study of cases of hoarseness of voice was done in MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences for a period of 5 years. The etiopathological factors, age and duration of presentation, and type of condition were analyzed to arrive at different etiopathological conditions responsible at different age groups.
Keywords: Hoarseness of voice, Etiology, Predisposing factors.
How to cite this article: Rao SV, Sharma VS, Rao MVS, Keerthi GS, Deta SI, Seepana PT, Kumar V. Etiopathology of Hoarseness of Voice: A Clinical Study. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2016;6(2):64-67.
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