Definition of Laryngeal papillomatosis
Laryngeal papillomatosis: The presence of numerous warty growths on the vocal cords caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is contracted at birth via the 'vaginal canal of a mother with genital warts. Laryngeal papillomatosis is most common in young children under age 3 but may occur at any age. Recurrences of laryngeal papillomatosis are, unfortunately, frequent. Remission may occur after several years.
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