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Embryological Development

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True about vocal nodule is/are:



A Also known as screamer's node

B Occur at junction of ant. 1 /3rd and post. 2/3rd ofvocal cords

C Most common presentation is aphonia

D Microlaryngoscopic surgery is not useful

Ans. A and B. Also known as screamer's node; and Occur at junction of ant. 1 st/3rd and post. 2nd/3rd of vocal cords Ref. Dhingra 5th/ed p 322, 6th/ed p 303; Current Otolaryngology 2nd/ed p 432; Mohan Bansal p 485

a. Vocal nodules are also called singers or screamers nodes.

b. They are also the most common cause of persistent dysphonia in children

c. Most common site - at the junction of anterior 113 and posterior 2/3 of vocal cords.

d. Most common cause - voice abuse.

e. Most common presentation - Hoarseness of voice.

f. OlE - They appear as bilateral white asymmetric nodules « 3 mm) on the vocal cord

Management: First line of therapy is speech therapy

Microlaryngoscopic surgery should be reserved for cases which do not respond to voice therapy or if diagnosis is not clear.

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