Vocal fold steroid injection for treatment of dysphonia

Record ID 32014001219
Authors' recommendations: Vocalization is generated by vibration of the vocal cords and is dependent on free movement of the vocal cord surface over the ligament and muscle underlying it. Anything that restricts that movement can cause dysphonia—a difficulty in producing voice sounds. Vocal cord dysphonia can arise from a number of different causes: polyps, nodules, cysts, granulomas or granulation tissue, or scars on the vocal cords. Typically it arises in patients with chronic overuse of their voice, often in voice-related occupations. Current care for vocal cord dysphonia is voice hygiene therapy with or without pharmacotherapy. Surgery is reserved as an option for patients whose condition does not respond adequately to conservative measures. Recovery of vocalization can take months with voice therapy, and patients in voice-related occupations often have difficulty adhering to the voice rest required to heal.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Vocal Cords
  • Steroids
  • Injections
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
Contact Name: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Contact Email: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Copyright: 2014 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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