Vocal nodules are commonly misdiagnosed due to the limitations of traditional examination equipment. Until recently flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy (FFL) has been the industry standard in examination of the larynx and vocal folds. Due to recent technological advances, video stroboscopy has surpassed FFL as the gold standard for visualization of laryngeal pathology. Stroboscopy has drastically decreased the rate of misdiagnosis and has improved the detection of potentially harmful vocal pathology.
Beverly Hills laryngologist, Reena Gupta, MD, discusses the misdiagnosis of vocal fold nodules, the limitations of traditional diagnostic procedures, and stroboscopy.