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 as would be consistent with an illness. The patient is a lawyer and uses her voice frequently at work but does not shout or use her voice forcefully. She has no known medical problems and does not take any medications regularly. She takes an herbal supplement provided by her acupuncturist to promote vocal health.