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vocal cord damage from intubation

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Needs evaluation: Vocal cord irritation (not trauma) is a very common issue after any intubation as the endotracheal tube physically is passed through the vocal cords s ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to say: Since the recovery depends on the degree of scarring you have had, it is hard to tell whether your voice will completely recovered. Having said that, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain: An inflamed vocal fold is almost always caused by a virus following an upper respiratory infection, such as a sore throat, cough or nasal drainage. U ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
24 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Vocal cord defined: The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Growth in voice box: Vocal cord polyps are benign lesions that can occur either one or both sides of voice box.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
They can shrink: Often times the best coure of action is to have the polyp removed (and biopsied for presence of cancer cells-as benign polyps can convert to malignant ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
ENT surgeon: Get checked.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
8 years experience General Practice
ENT!: Depending on your insurance, you will need to see your primary doctor for a referral, but otherwise you can make an appointment with an otolarygologis ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Hi. The recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) run right by the thyroid on their way to the voice box. Sometimes a RLN has to be sacrificed doing thyroid ca ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Voice rest: Vocal cord nodules are often due to overuse of the vocal cords. A period of voice rest is often helpful.

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