Curbside Consultation in GERD: 49 Clinical Questions

Philip O. Katz, MD

Question 17: What Are The So-Called Extraesophageal Manifestations Of Gerd? (continued)

Alhough heartburn and regurgitation are the most common and typical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), several laryngeal, pharyngeal, and pulmonary symptoms have also been associated with this very prevalent disease. The laryngeal symptoms include chronic cough, hoarseness, throat clearing, globus, and numerous others. The symptoms, lumped into the category laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), can result in tissue injury manifest as posterior laryngitis, vocal cord nodules, laryngeal edema, granulomas, contact ulcers, sinusitis, and even dental caries. Small reports have…