Sunday, June 24, 2012

Vocal Cord Swelling Treatment

I want to know the remedy for vocal cord swelling as the result of throat radiation.

Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies....

Vocal cord swelling and/ or fibrosis (stiffness) of the mucosa leading to hoarseness are common side effects of radiation therapy to the larynx. In some cases, these mucosal changes are long-standing without specific options for remediation other than spontaneous healing over time. Voice therapy with a speech pathologist may be helpful.
Best of luck to you.

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