vocal nodules

vo·cal nod·ules

(vō'kăl nod'yūlz)
Small, circumscribed, bilateral, beadlike enlargements on the vocal folds caused by overuse or abuse of the voice.
Synonym(s): singer's nodules, speaker's nodules.
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My voice was left with its husky sound after surgery on large vocal nodules.
This includes individuals with oral and laryngeal cancers, motor speech disorders affecting the larynx and oral structures such as apraxia of speech, and patients who are placed on vocal rest due to recent surgery to treat vocal nodules or overuse of their voice.
I've seen vocal nodules and polyps shrink down to almost nothing after a few IV glutathione treatments.
I have vocal nodules and lose my voice all the time," she explains.
The team see cases of vocal nodules as well as swellings and polyps in the vocal folds, but luckily surgery is rarely needed.
I got vocal nodules because of an allergy to smoke in clubs.
This year, national experts will address pressing clinical questions related to stuttering, vocal nodules and phonological awareness.
The impairment in vocal production is thought to result primarily from excessive muscle tension in the paralaryngeal areas that can result in structural abnormalities such as mucosal changes and fleshy vocal nodules (e.
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Vocal abuse, also known as vocal hyperfunction, can lead to the surgical removal of vocal nodules.
The most common disorders resulting from vocal abuse and misuse are laryngitis, vocal nodules, vocal polyps, and contact ulcers.
For the 2007 edition, Justice has identified national experts to address pressing clinical questions related to stuttering, vocal nodules and phonological awareness, among others.