phonotrauma

phonotrauma

Any abuse or misuse of the vocal cords (folds), more commonly seen in those with professional voices, which gives rises to various lesions (e.g., polyps, nodules, degenerative polyps, cysts, varices, papillomas) and other benign conditions.

phonotrauma

Any abuse or misuse of the vocal folds, most common in those with professional voices, which gives rises to various lesions–eg, polyps, nodules, degenerative polyps, cysts, varices, papillomas, and other benign conditions. See Singers' nodes.
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Acute laryngitis has a variety of causes, including viral, bacterial, or fungal infection and phonotrauma, among others.
Fibrous or reactive hemorrhagic polyps often develop in response to phonotrauma at the junction of the anterior one-third and posterior two-thirds of the vocal fold.
The cause of vocal fold polyps has generally been regarded to be phonotrauma from vocal overuse.