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