Acid posterior laryngitis. Aetiology, histology, diagnosis and treatment

J Laryngol Otol. 1984 Dec;98(12):1237-40. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100148340.


The authors have treated 44 patients with posterior chronic acid laryngitis. Biopsy was performed in all patients. Characteristic changes typical of the hyper-regenerative or atrophic phase of reflux oesophagitis were identified in all specimens. Gastric hypersecretion was proven in all but two patients. The aetiologic factors of acid posterior laryngitis are gastro-oesophageal reflux, with friction of both vocal processes during phonation and vocal abuse. The preferred therapy is removal of circumscribed lesions with a suitable medical regimen.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / complications
  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Mucosa / pathology
  • Laryngitis / etiology
  • Laryngitis / pathology*
  • Laryngitis / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged