Leukoplakia is a greek expression for ‚white plaque’. It can be a pre-malignant tissue change, however it can also be a bacterial plaque without harming the vocal folds. At any rate, leukoplakia should be diagnosed in detail, controlled, and a biopsy might be advisable. Other factors like asthma, candida infections or scars should be ruled out.
We recommend phonomicrosurgical removal with high precision instruments or specialized fiber-guided lasers. In most cases after adequate microsurgery or therapy, leukoplakia will not recur again.