Hemorrhagic vocal cord polyp
Two years ago he developed a hoarse voice. His ENT physician told him that he had vocal nodules and sent him to speech therapy. When I met him, here were his vocal cords. My experience is that a hemorrhagic vocal cord polyp usually is the result of a vocal accident. I don't find that hemorrhagic polyps respond to therapy.
He went to surgery, had the polyps removed and returned to the office one week later.
He was healing well. Two days later he called after a coughing fit when his voice suddenly changed. He had developed a hemorrhage and some swelling on his right vocal cord.
Gradually over the coming weeks, his voice improved. He continued to have a small swelling or thickening on the inferior vibratory lip of the right vocal cord.
Two months after surgery: