Benign vocal cord lesions and treatment update


ENT UPDATES, vol.2, no.2, pp.76-80, 2012 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.2399/jmu.2012002006
  • Journal Name: ENT UPDATES
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-80
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Benign lesions of vocal cord are the most prevalent pathologies following inflammation. The most commonly described symptom is hoarseness and in rare instances, a patient may develop a shortness of breath in large lesions. Management process includes the evaluation of etiopathology, preferably using a conservative treatment approach. Surgery may be considered as a treatment option when conservative treatment measures fail. There are various diagnostic categories for benign vocal cord lesions. In this article, the most common benign vocal cord lesions are summarized with an overview of up-to-date treatment options.