CONSULT REQUEST GUIDELINES                                                                         Print

Hoarseness

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1)Evaluate for evidence of reflux or vocal overuse/abuse.
2)Referral for progressive hoarseness greater than 2-4 weeks to rule out recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.
3)Prompt referral for hoarseness accompanied by stridor (see guideline).
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
1)Consider speech therapy evaluation for patients whose hoarseness is causing problems with others understanding the child┬┐s speech.
2)Consider H-2 blocker or PPI for one month if reflux is suspected.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) Voice Problems
Appointment Timeframe Next available clinic appointment. For urgent airway problems, please see Stridor Consult request guidelines.
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See Careweb.
External Patients: Hand carry results including hard copies or diskette of any imaging studies to visit.
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-362-9555
Patients: 734-936-5730
Clinic Location Sites 1) Taubman Health Care Center
2) Livonia Center for Specialty Care
UM Consulting Physician General Otolaryngology Faculty - Pediatric
Revised on: 01/28/2011
 
 

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