Vocal Cord Granuloma

What is a vocal cord granuloma?

A vocal cord granuloma is an inflammatory lesion of the vocal cords, usually occurring on the posterior 1/3 of the cord.

How are vocal cord granulomas treated?

Initial treatment consists of trying to eliminate the irritating agent. This includes removal of an endotracheal tube if possible, treatment of reflux disease, and sometimes voice therapy. Microsurgical removal, with or without use of a laser, is reserved for those patients who do not respond to conservative treatment.