Behavioral injury

Vocal cord polyp with capillary ectasia

Case study (multiple photos): A female elementary school music teacher in her 40s notes two years of loss of singing capabilities for five months after school starts. She has definate improvement over the summer when she uses her voice less. She has had problems with high soft singing for a longer period. She has voice fatigue.

Right hemorrhagic polyp from chanting

Capillary ectasias and polyp - rather large, from rather aggressive chanting.

Capillary ectasia within left vocal polyp

A capillary ectasia located within a polyp. On the vibratory edge this ectasia is easily ruptured causing hemorrhage into the polyp.

Ectasias on the right posterior cord after a traumatic intubation

This person had a general anesthetic. She lost her voice after the procedure. She was told that it was a difficult intubation. I suspect the shed a tear in her right vocal cord near the posterior edge. I believe these capillary ectasias formed during the healing process after this vocal cord trauma.

False vocal cord granulomas from a chronic cough

Granulomas may form with a chronic cough. These granulomas are on the false vocal cords.

Vocal cords sucking in from Bernoulli effect

Non-organic dyspnea occurs when the vocal cords vibrate during breathing. A non-organic disorder can mimic almost any organic disorder. In the case of non-organic dyspnea this tends to mimic asthma.