Mucosal Edema or Swelling
From mucosal edema to nodulesIf the voice is rested even moderately, this edema fluid will disperse rapidly—within 12 to 24 hours if not severe—so that the swelling vanishes and the voice returns to normal. However, if the voice continues to be overused, then the body may build up more chronic swelling materials (no longer just edema), so that the vocal cords develop nodules.
Indicator Lesions and MTD
Use High Voice & Close, Clear View to Reveal What Is Concealed
Vocal Fold Swelling Checks
In this video, Dr. Bastian introduces and demonstrates two swelling checks: two simple vocal exercises that can be used to help detect the early signs of vocal fold injury. He also discusses the physiology of vocal fold injury and explains how to make the best use of these swelling checks in your daily routine.