Laryngeal Sensory Neuropathy
What is it?
Laryngeal sensory neuropathy is thought to be a neural disorder specific to the larynx. Patients complain of sensory symptoms such as chronic cough, throat clearing, discomfort, and a “lump in the throat” (globus) sensation. Laryngeal sensory neuropathy is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that a number of diagnostic evaluations are performed before arriving at the diagnosis.
How is it treated?
Laryngeal sensory neuropathy is typically treated with medical therapy, of which there are several options. Dr. Halum was the first to recognize and describe pregabalin (Lyrica) as a useful therapeutic option, a treatment that remains widely accepted for the disorder.