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Laryngology is that branch of medicine which deals with disorders, diseases and injuries of the vocal apparatus, especially the larynx. Common conditions addressed by laryngologists include vocal fold nodules and cysts, laryngeal cancer, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, papillomas, and voice misuse/abuse/overuse syndromes.

Etymology of "laryngology"[edit]

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  1. ^ Jackson, C (1909). "Tracheostomy". The Laryngoscope 19: 285–90. doi:10.1288/00005537-190904000-00003. 
  2. ^ Jackson, C (1913). "The technique of insertion of intratracheal insufflation tubes". Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics 17: 507–9.  Abstract reprinted in Pediatric Anesthesia 6(3):230
  3. ^ Jackson, C (1922). "I: Instrumentarium". A manual of peroral endoscopy and laryngeal surgery (PDF). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. pp. 17–52. ISBN 978-1-4326-6305-6. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 

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