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Two years ago he developed a hoarse voice. His ENT physician told him that he had vocal nodules and sent him to speech therapy. When I met him, here were his vocal cords. My experience is that a hemorrhagic vocal cord polyp usually is the result of a vocal accident. I don't find that hemorrhagic polyps respond to therapy.
This is a hemorrhagic vocal cord polyp that came on after a cold and a severe cough in a person who is already very talkative with a bit of a raspy voice. She completely lost her voice for several days before it came back as a very rough voice. This first photo is taken with a Pentax chip endoscope at standard definition.
He woke up one day with a sudden change in his voice sounding like he had re-entered puberty. His voice continued to crack and break up. I noted a right hemorrhagic vocal cord polyp on the endoscopic examination. Three months later his voice had improved on its own.