Rare Pulmonology News

5 Facts you should know about

Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP)

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The tumors are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the throat.

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The tumors may lead to narrowing of the airway, which may cause vocal changes or airway obstruction

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There are two types of RRP - juvenile-onset and adult-onset

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They may vary in size and grow very quickly, and may grow back even when removed

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These tumors rarely become cancerous, but can cause long-term airway and voice complications