The profile of laryngopharyngeal reflux patients at Dr. Soetomo teaching hospital, Surabaya Indonesia

Ami Pratami Munifah, Rizka Fathoni Perdana, Sri Herawati Juniati, Muhtarum Yusuf, Erni Rosita Dewi

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Introduction: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a collection of symptoms due to gastric contents or gastroduodenal backflow reflux fluid. The prevalence of LPR is very difficult to determine because of the limitations of the gold standard and the considerable variation in LPR symptoms. Aim: to determine the profile of laryngopharyngeal reflection patients Method: This research used analytic retrospectively, the data obtained from the medical record of outpatient unit of the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Outpatient Unit, Dr. Soetomo Teaching Hospital. The data obtained in the study are displayed in tables and analyzed descriptively. The research sample was taken according total sampling from January 2017 to December 2018 who met the inclusion criteria. Result: 42 samples met the requirements. 64.29% patient were female and 35.71% were male with the majority of patient was patient was 41-50 years old (26.19%). Most of the comorbidities had a history of GERD about 76.2%. The mean of the reflux symptom index score performed was 18.38, with a standard deviation of ± 8.01 and the reflux findings scores was 9.11, with a standard deviation of ± 4.25. The most frequent complaints experience was frequent mucus or clearing of the throat (90.48%) and the most frequent finding in laryngeal endoscopy was erythema/hyperemia (88.1%). Conclusion: Profiles of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux were mostly female with age between 41 and 50 years old. The main complaint of the throat felt blocked, and the most comorbidities were GERD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4160-4166
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020


  • Extra-esophageal reflux
  • GERD
  • LPR
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • Patient profile


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