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Voice Case of the Week: When Nodules Need Surgery

Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation: The patient is a 32 year old singer who presented with significant worsening of her voice over a 3 month period. She is in meetings most of the day and this involves significant voice use, including occasional loud voice use. She then is in rehearsals or in the …

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Voice Case of the Week: Who Needs a Laryngeal Surgeon?

Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation: The patient is a 34 year old male professional singer who presented with difficulty in his vocal break. His speaking voice sounded slightly raspy to him but more troublesome was that he could not do his vocal exercises as easily as he used to be able to. He …

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Voice case of the Week: Prolonged Vocal Hemorrhage from Herbals

Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation: The patient is a 43 year old female who presented with occasional hoarseness for the past year. She noted her voice was normal at times. Her most recent episode of hoarseness, however, started 3 weeks ago and had not improved at all. She denied any associated symptoms, such …

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Voice Case of the Week: Voice and Emotion

Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation: A 23 year old female singer, well-known to the practice, presented with new onset of vocal symptoms. She noted that things had been going well since her last screening visit, which did not demonstrate any abnormalities. However, over the past month she had been having increasing vocal difficulty. …

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Voice Case of the Week: Timeline of Consultation for Hoarseness

Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation: The patient is a 59 year old male who presented with a 10 month history of throat clearing. He noted some mild voice changes approximately 2 months ago but states his voice has always been weak. He went to his primary care physician at the time of onset …

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Voice Case of the Week: Voice Doctors as Voice Patients

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Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation: This week’s case features a patient you may know: me. I had an experience last weekend that gave me insight into the life of a singer. In medicine, we risk becoming detached from how it feels to be a patient. This is the tale of how I reconnected …

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Voice Case the Week: Prognosis Hinges on Diagnosis

Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation: The patient is a 40 year old female who has had significant vocal symptoms for several months. She has noted a decrease in her vocal range and increased effort during phonation. She previously saw a laryngologist, who diagnosed her with a vocal polyp. She was referred for voice …

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Voice Case of the Week: The Value of a (Healthy) Screening Exam

Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation: The patient is a 26 year old professional singer who has noted significant postnasal drip since performing in a smoky venue 3 weeks earlier. She feels that something is “stuck” in her throat and that singing is more fatiguing than usual. She also notes an increasingly frequent need …

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Voice Case of the Week: Do Nodules Need Surgery?

Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation: The patient is a 26 year old professional singer who noted an increase in vocal rasp and a decrease in vocal range over a 6-month period. She was performing more than usual during this 6-month period and noted that her symptoms were worse due to the increased voice …

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Marijuana and Voice Injury

Whether for medicinal purposes or recreational use, marijuana has become a regular part of many people’s lives. The question that arises most often among professional voice users is whether or not marijuana use affects the voice. Even a single use of marijuana can cause laryngitis, an irritation of the vocal cords and larynx. Unfortunately, irritation …

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