Benign Vocal Cord Lesions
At NYU Langone, experts from our Voice Center use sophisticated diagnostic technologies and nuanced methods of voice analysis to identify and treat any noncancerous lesions—including benign growths and scarring—that develop on the vocal cords.
A lesion may develop after an isolated incident in which too much strain is put on the vocal cords or because of repeated patterns of voice use that, over time, cause injury. If left untreated, a benign vocal cord lesion may affect vocal cord function and change the way your voice sounds.
Treatment for Benign Vocal Cord Lesions
Doctors at NYU Langone offer nonsurgical treatments to improve the quality of your voice and relieve your symptoms. If further treatment is needed, your doctor may recommend steroid therapy or surgery.
Voice Therapy for Benign Vocal Cord LesionsOur speech pathologists recommend therapeutic exercises to improve vocal function.
Steroid Therapy for Benign Vocal Cord LesionsCorticosteroids may be prescribed to alleviate inflammation and other symptoms of a benign vocal cord lesion.
Surgery for Benign Vocal Cord LesionsSurgical options to remove benign vocal cord lesions include laser surgery and microlaryngoscopy.
Our Research and Education in Benign Vocal Cord Lesions
Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.