In order to diagnose a growth on the vocal ford, your doctor will review your medical history and complete a full physical exam, including a voice evaluation. An endoscope may be used to get a closer look at the vocal folds. This procedure involves inserting a thin lighted instrument down your nose or throat. This allows your doctor to assess vocal fold vibrations.
The most common treatments for vocal fold lesions include: voice rest, voice therapy, singing voice therapy and phonomicrosurgery, a type of surgery using microsurgical techniques and instruments. Surgery is typically recommended for larger or older growths and behavioral intervention, specifically learning good vocal hygiene in order to prevent additional vocal abuse, is recommended for newer and smaller growths.
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