Vocal Cord Nodules

What are vocal cord nodules?

Vocal cord nodules, also known as singer’s nodules or screamer’s nodules, are tiny calluses that form on both vocal cords simultaneously, usually 1/3 of the way back from the anterior-most aspect of the vocal cords. View Video

How are vocal cord nodules treated?

Like calluses, nodules will usually resolve by removing the cause. Vocal therapy is indicated to decrease vocal cord friction and irritation. This may consist of self-treatment (see Treatment of Mild Hoarseness), or may benefit from professional speech therapy consultation. Microsurgical removal of the nodules is rarely necessary, but may be considered after failure of maximal attempts at voice therapy.