Resolution of Muscle Tension Dysphonia with Reinke’s Edema Following STRETTA Therapy in a Patient with GERD: A Case Report

Resolution of Muscle Tension Dysphonia with Reinke’s Edema Following STRETTA Therapy in a Patient with GERD: A Case Report

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Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for


A: Good


Abstract & Keywords

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A: Good



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Good


Comments: The headingConclusions” has been changed to “Discussion” to better fit in the manuscript.


Tools and Methods

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A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Good


Comments: The Discussion describes the patient’s disease prognosis followed by treatment. This further states that STRETTA has been documented to reduce hoarseness and voice changes associated with GERD, where this is the first reported case for the use of STRETTA to successfully treat muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Lastly, it provides the possible and favourable methods to treat MTD and puts forward the importance of further research to confirm if STRETTA should be routinely used in patients with MTD.



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A: Very Good


Author's knowledge

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Figures & Tables

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Writing style

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Comments: In Case Report, 3rd paragraph, 1st sentence, “Despite anti-reflux mediation” must be “Despite anti-reflux medication”.


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This presents the first reported case of muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD) successfully treated using STRETTA in a 60-year-old female patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with a past medical history of Raynaud’s disease. This Report further provides the existing evidence in the management and treatment of MTD.


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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Viswanath YKS
James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, UK

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Tue 22, Dec 2020
Accepted: Sat 09, Jan 2021
Published: Tue 19, Jan 2021
© 2021 Viswanath YKS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.01.10