Vocal nodules are one of the most commonly misunderstood forms of vocal pathology among voice users. These lesions are noncancerous benign reactive growths that develop on the vocal folds after traumatic or forceful voice use. The purpose of the vocal nodule is to protect the delicate vocal folds from continued trauma. Continued use of improper voice technique after nodules have formed can potentially lead to more serious voice disorders and potential vocal deterioration.
Los Angeles laryngologist, Reena Gupta, MD, discusses common questions associated with vocal nodule formation, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.