Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Acute laryngitis
  • Chronic laryngitis
  • Reflux laryngitis
  • Vocal fold nodule
  • Vocal fold cyst
  • Vocal fold polyp
  • Fibrous mass
  • Vocal fold scar or sulcus
  • Reinke edema
  • Presbylarynx
  • Essential tremor

Uncommon

  • Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM)
  • Granuloma with/without contact ulcer
  • Recurrent respiratory papilloma
  • Hypokinetic dysarthria
  • Unilateral vocal fold paralysis/paresis
  • Bilateral vocal fold paralysis/paresis
  • Adductor spasmodic dysphonia
  • Abductor spasmodic dysphonia
  • Leukoplakia
  • Vocal fold cancer

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Sherri K. Zelazny

Speech Language Pathologist

Clinical Director

Surrey Voice Clinic

Surrey

British Columbia

Canada

Disclosures

SKZ is an author of a reference cited in this monograph.

Susan L. Thibeault

Assistant Professor

Director of Voice and Swallowing Clinic

Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Health Sciences Learning Center

Madison

WI

Disclosures

SLT declares that she has no competing interests.

Assistant Professor

Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Department of Surgery

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Madison

WI

Disclosures

SD declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Professor of Speech Pathology

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Clinical Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center

College of Physicians and Surgeons

Columbia University

New York

NY

Disclosures

TM declares that he has no competing interests.

Director of Emory Voice Center

Assistant Professor

Emory University Department of Otolaryngology

Emory Voice Center

Emory Crawford Long Hospital

Atlanta

GA

Disclosures

MMJ declares that he has no competing interests.

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