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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 25(4); 1982 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1982;25(4): 666-72.
A Clinical Survey of 668 Cases of Patients with Hoarseness
Chang Il Cha, MD, Hwoe Young Ahn, MD, Joong Saeng Cho, MD, and Nam Pyo Hong, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea
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車昌溢 · 安會英 · 趙重生 · 洪南杓
慶熙大學校 醫科大學 耳鼻咽喉科學敎室

A Clinical survey on 668 cases of patients with hoarseness was performed at the Department of Otolaryngology of Kyung Hee University Hospital during the past 4 years from Jan. 1977 to Dec. 1980. The obtained results were as follows ; 1) Among total out-patient of 23,785 who visited Dept. of Otolaryngology, the patients complaining hoarseness were 688 cases(2.9%). 2) Among the 688 cases, males were 345 cases(50.1%) and female were 343 cases(49.9%), the sex ratio being 1 : 1. 3) The highest incidence of age in order of frequency were 4th decade, 148 cases(21.5%), 5th decade being 139 cases(20.2%), and 3rd decade being 135 cases(19.6%). 4) The underlying diseases causing the hoarseness in order of frequency were chronic laryngitis in 207 cases(30.1%), acute laryngitis in 126 cases(18.3%), laryngeal nodule in 100 cases(14.5%), and vocal polyp and malignant tumor in 53 cases(7.7%). 5) The duration of symptoms were 3 to 6 months in 192 cases(27.9%), 1 to 3 months in 188 cases(27.3%), and within 15 days in 119 cases(17.3%) etc.

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