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Voice Pain and Muscle Tension Dysphonia
Figure 1: Muscles of the neck and paralaryngeal muscles are often used to support the voice during periods of vocal fold injury, including laryngitis.

Voice Pain and Muscle Tension Dysphonia

Question: I am a trained singer and have never had a voice problem. However, ever since having a cold a few weeks ago, it hurts when I sing or speak.…

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What is Vocal Cord Paralysis?
Figure: Videostroboscopy image demonstrating left vocal cord paralysis.

What is Vocal Cord Paralysis?

Vocal cord paralysis (VCP), also known as vocal fold paralysis, refers to vocal cord immobility due to dysfunction of the vocal nerves. The vocal cords are V-shaped structures located inside…

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Small Hemorrhages: So Now What?
Figure: Varices that lead to a large polyp due to repeated small hemorrhages that were not detected with a scope in the nose by a prior ENT.

Small Hemorrhages: So Now What?

In a prior article, we discussed how small undetected hemorrhages will eventually lead to a larger vocal injury. The overarching question here, though, is now what? How do we use…

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