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Chronic vocal abuse in the form of excessive coughing, throat clearing, smoking, drinking, excessive talking, hyperfunction and excessive effort during speech.
Small nodes or swelling about one third the way up the length of the folds; they are usually bilateral. Pinkish-reddish when soft…turn gray when hard.
Often filled with liquid. Polyps tend to be unilateral (unlike bilateral nodes). Traumatic voice use can lead to bleeding within the vocal fold cover.
Swelling of VFs due to fluid collection (edema) in superficial lamina propria of vocal folds (Reinke’s Space). Can be caused by:Smoking, vocal abuse, acid reflux, hypothyroid,
May result from causes unrelated to voice use such as gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD). Voice pattern of low pitch, excessive talking often punching words for emphasis rathe
Organic voice disorder is 2-5% of all malignancies. Primary symptom is persistent hoarseness. Also, lump/s in neck, broadening of larynx, tenderness in neck, dysphagia, and dyspnea

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