Voice Case of the Week: A Hoarse Singer

Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation:

A 21 year old female singer presented with a 5 week history of intermittent hoarseness. She noted that if she would rest for one day, it would significantly improve but that her hoarseness would return with voice use. She has lost half an octave of her vocal range and feels vocally inconsistent. She does not smoke or drink and has no medical problems.

Figure 1: Vocal cord nodules.
Figure 1: Vocal cord nodules.

Click here for Los Angeles, laryngologist, Dr. Reena Gupta, MD’s diagnosis.

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