Voice Case of the Week: Vocal Granuloma
Figure 1: Stroboscopy image of the larynx demonstrating a right vocal process granuloma.

Voice Case of the Week: Vocal Granuloma

  The patient is a 42 year old director who has noted progressive worsening of his voice over several months. He noted initial onset after a 3 week movie shoot,…

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Voice Case of the Week: Scarring From Surgery
Figure 1: One vibratory cycle, demonstrating good posterior closure but with mid-vocal fold insufficiency secondary to depression of the edge. This is due to vocal scarring from a loss of superficial lamina propria.

Voice Case of the Week: Scarring From Surgery

  A case was recently presented of the gospel singer’s vocal folds. In this case, the discussion focused on vocal fold scarring due to vocal abuse/misuse and a consequential loss…

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Voice Case of the Week: Lasers in Laryngology (AKA Why we should trust our singing patients)
Figure 1: Varices before laser treatment (left). Varices after treatment. Note that the pink hue of the photo is due to a lens filter that protects the surgeon’s eyes from the laser (right).

Voice Case of the Week: Lasers in Laryngology (AKA Why we should trust our singing patients)

  The patient is a 27-year-old female enrolled in a graduate level vocal performance program. She has had vocal difficulties for many years, including vocal inconsistency, intermittently decreased vocal range,…

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Voice Case of the Week: Loss of Vocal Range
Figure 1: Freeze frame showing significant compression of muscles around the vocal folds, resulting in obliteration of the view of the folds.

Voice Case of the Week: Loss of Vocal Range

  The patient is a 34 year old female who has had a several month history of decreased range.  She has lost 2-3 notes off the top of her vocal…

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