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singer's nodeLaryngeal polyp A non-inflamed stromal reaction on the anterior vocal cord, caused by phonotrauma, seen in voice abuse–eg, singers, disk jockeys, often work-related. Cf Noise-induced hearing loss.
Noncancerous, callus-like growths on the inner parts of the vocal cords, usually caused by voice abuse or overuse. It is marked by a singer's hoarseness and an inability to produce the desired notes. It is treated by resting the voice. Surgical removal of the nodules is necessary if they do not respond to conservative therapy. Synonym: chorditis nodosa; laryngeal nodule
See also: node