- Polyps tend to be larger than nodules
- Polyps occur unilaterally or are markedly larger than an injury of the opposite vocal cord, whereas nodules occur in pairs and are usually similar in size.
Vocal Polyp, Removed and then Recurring
Vocal Polyp, Before and After Surgery
Opera Singer’s Polyp Removed with Restoration of Original Capabilities
An Actress’ Polyp Before and Hours After Surgical Removal
Operated Cord Looks Better than the Unoperated Cord
Office Laser of Post-radiation Telangiectatic Polyp
Nuances “Gleaned” from Daily Examinations
The Mucosa’s Expression of Injury Varies
The Power of “Close-clear” Not “Far-fuzzy” to See a Polyp
Polyp or Cyst?
Tiny Vibrating Segment Gives Tiny Tin Whistle Voice
Smoker’s Polyp Reduction Improves Voice Even Though the Larynx Result May not be “Pretty”
Nodules and Other Vocal Cord Injuries: How They Occur and Can Be Treated
This video explains how nodules and other vocal cord injuries occur: by excessive vibration of the vocal cords, which happens with vocal overuse. Having laid that foundational understanding, the video goes on to explore the roles of treatment options like voice therapy and vocal cord microsurgery.
Audio Example 1
Patient comments about the improvement of voice after surgical removal of a vocal cord polyp:
Audio Example 2
Voice quality, with a vocal polyp, BEFORE surgery:
Same patient, AFTER surgery: