Laryngeal papillomatosis is a rare medical condition, caused by an HPV infection of the throat. It causes assorted tumors, papillomas, to develop over a period of time. This condition obstructs the airway, and without treatment, it is potentially fatal.
- Traditional surgery to remove affected tissue.
- Carbon dioxide laser surgery: "no touch" removal of affected tissue.
- Tracheotomy: rereouting of air around the affected area.
- Photodynamic therapy: controls tumors by using targeted dyes to irradiate any cancerous tissue.