Vocal Cord Nodules

Vocal cord nodules are benign growths from the vocal cords. They arise from voice overuse and abuse. Hoarseness is the main symptoms.

A nasendoscopy is necessary to confirm the diagnosis.


  1. Voice rest – for small, soft nodules voice rest and speech therapy may help resolve the nodules without further treatment.
  2. Surgery – for persistent, large and hard nodules, surgery is the only way to remove the nodules.
  3. Medical treatment for predisposing conditions such as allergy and reflux are also important.