Many types of growths can occur on the vocal cords. The most common symptom of any vocal cord problem is hoarseness. Growths can also cause pain, coughing, chronic irritation and bleeding. The vocal cords can be examined in an office with a mirror or endoscope.
A brief surgical procedure known as a direct laryngoscopy or microlaryngoscopy is usually necessary to biopsy or remove abnormal vocal cord lesions.
For more information about the treatment of vocal cord lesions, call Northwest ENT Surgery Center at (678) 483-8833.