Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
versión On-line ISSN 1729-519X
A retrospective study was carried out from January/1999 to December/2002 at the Enrique Cabrera's Hospital. Two hundred and eighty two cases with dysphonic history of more than two weeks of evolution were studied. To all of them an indirect and direct laryngoscopy was made with biopsy of their lesions. One hundred and seventy three men (61,3 %) had some kind of illness of the larynx, standing out the group of age between 56-65 years-old with 59 cases for a 20,9 %, while in women, there were 109 cases (38,6%) in the age group between 36-45 years-old. The neoplasm was more frequent in males with 70 cases (24, 8 %); while in females the chronic laryngitis was more frequent in 68 cases (24, 1 %). Simple Chronic Laryngitis appeared in 43 cases inside the chronic laringopathy. The class number one of the displasia according to Hellquist was in 62 cases (70, 4 %) and among the neoplasm, the cancer of epithelial origin was in 78 cases to a 95, 1%. In this workshop the relationship chronic laryngopathy/ cancer was 1, 5:1 and the group of the chronic laryngitis was most frequently found.
Palabras llave : Laryngitis; dysplasia; neoplasm..