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Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (laryngeal papilloma) is a rare disorder characterized by the formation of benign papillomas in the larynx and less frequently spread throughout the respiratory tract. Caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) 6 or HPV 11. May be acquired during vaginal birth from an infected mother. Findings include hoarseness, dysphonia, dysphagia, stridor, dyspnea, wheezing, cough, and syncope. The severity of the disease varies. Some cases resolve spontaneously. Others experience life-threatening airway obstruction from the spread of papillomas into the trachea, bronchi, or oral cavity. Papillomas may become malignant.

Can be difficult to treat since papillomas tend to recur after surgical excision. Treatment with antivirals may be helpful in addition to surgical excision. Diagnosis may follow failed treatment for asthma, laryngitis, bronchitis, or upper respiratory tract infection.

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ICD10CM:
D14.1 – Benign neoplasm of larynx

SNOMEDCT:
472827002 – Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

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