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Voice Disorders - Vocal Nodules, Polyps, Cysts and Tumours

Vocal Nodules, Polyps, Cysts and Tumours: Overview, Causes, and More | Singapore General Hospital

Voice Disorders - Vocal Nodules, Polyps, Cysts and Tumours - How to prevent?

Voice Disorders - Vocal Nodules, Polyps, Cysts and Tumours - Causes and Risk Factors

  • Nodules and polyps are usually due to repetitive trauma to the vocal folds e.g. due to frequent yelling or voice overuse.
  • Reflux of acid from the stomach into the larynx (laryngopharyngeal reflux) and chronic exposure to irritants such as cigarette smoke may also contribute to formation of nodules and polyps.
  • Cysts may occur on their own due to blockage of a mucous gland under the surface of the vocal fold Tumours of the vocal folds can also cause voice problems.
  • Tumours are most commonly caused by smoking and alcohol.

Voice Disorders - Vocal Nodules, Polyps, Cysts and Tumours - Preparing for surgery

Voice Disorders - Vocal Nodules, Polyps, Cysts and Tumours - Post-surgery care

Voice Disorders - Vocal Nodules, Polyps, Cysts and Tumours - Other Information

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