A vocal polyp that looks like a “blood blister” on the vocal cord. A hemorrhagic polyp may occur because of acute vocal trauma—sudden and extreme overuse of the voice—and may result in abrupt and fairly severe hoarseness that is persistent. In time, the blood may resorb and leave a translucent polyp; this kind of polyp may be prone to re-bruising intermittently.
Small hemorrhagic polyps may heal on their own, but usually require many months to do so. Larger ones should be surgically removed. Fortunately, the prognosis for full recovery after surgery is excellent.
Hemorrhagic Polyp, Before and after surgery
Hemorrhagic Polyp, Treated By Thulium Laser
Capillary Ectasia and Hemorrhagic Polyp, Before and After Treatment
Capillary Ectasia and Hemorrhagic Polyp
Capillary Ectasia and Hemorrhagic Polyp, Treated by Thulium Laser
Hemorrhagic Polyp with Added Rumble at Low Pitch and Segmental Vibration at High Pitch
Pre-op and Very Early Post-op Mucosal Match and Flexibility in Male Singer
Before and After Repair of Dilated Capillaries and Hemorrhagic Polyp
Pedunculation Defined in Pictures
The Operated Side Often Looks Better Than the Unoperated…
Hemorrhagic Polyp: Before and After
Watch the story of a young man with a hemorrhagic vocal cord polyp. Listen to his voice and see his larynx both before and after surgical removal.