vocal cord nodule

vocal cord nodule

a small inflammatory or fibrous growth that develops on the vocal cords of people who constantly strain their voices. Also called screamer's nodule, singer's nodule, teacher's nodule. See also chorditis.
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Hoarseness of voice usually arouses a suspicion of upper respiratory tract infection including viral or bacterial laryngitis, vocal cord nodule, premalignant or malignant association, underlying systemic disease, or neuromuscular and psychiatric etiologies.
A benign organic lesion of the larynx includes noninfective and nontraumatic laryngeal disorders; such mass-producing lesions of the larynx involves mainly chronic laryngitis, vocal cord polyp, vocal cord nodule, Rienke's edema, and contact pachydermia.
Patients and Methods: In this study 50 patients undergoing treatment of vocal cord nodule were included, 25 patients were treated by surgical removal with cold instruments and 25 patients were treated with carbon dioxide laser ablation.
Of the twenty-two cases, 10 cases had vocal cord polyp and 5 patients had vocal cord nodule and 1 patient with vocal cord cyst (Table 7).
In this paper, we report a case of symptomatic vocal cord nodule treated successfully by microlaryngeal surgery using 00 and 300 endoscope.
Among the vocal cord nodules, it was present in all the 22 patients.
Sometimes laryngitis is associated with vocal cord nodules due to overuse or misuse.
She had an op on Friday to get rid of vocal cord nodules which have caused her months of pain while fronting the BBC talent hunt as well as ITV's daily show This Morning.
The type of laryngeal mucosal lesions as determined on microlaryngoscopy was; vocal cord nodules 33%, vocal cord polyps 20%, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis 10.
Over time, especially if she does that often, she can develop vocal cord nodules that will make her voice stay hoarse all of the time.
Laser ablation of vocal cord nodules are usually short procedures requiring maximum surgical access and visualisation.
He developed vocal cord nodules and had to be flown to Los Angeles to a specialist surgeon.