An octopus may also appear on the overloaded speaker

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The vocal cord polyp can be removed surgically, and the patient can begin talking again after 4-5 days of listening. If the lesion is caused by improper sound formation, recurrence can only be prevented by mastering the correct speech technique.

An octopus is not a tumor

Although the symptoms of the disease are partly similar, the octopus should not be confused with the malignancy on the vocal cord. In the case of vocal cords, gradual hoarseness is typical – explains dr. Phoneter Valéria Holpert, doctor of the Otolaryngology Center. In addition, you may experience foreign body sensation, cracking, throat grinding, and rarely pain.

The vocal cord octopus is a non-malignant connective tissue lesion on the vocal cord. The leading symptoms of the disease here too are hoarseness, changes in sound quality and airy sound. In the case of large polyps, the enlarged connective tissue may suddenly get caught between the two vocal cords during speech, so that the speech is temporarily interrupted, and the patient’s voice suddenly goes away.

This is how it can develop

Inflammation, irritating factors such as industrial smoke, prolonged inhalation of chemical fumes, paint fumes, and improper use of sound may play a role in the formation of an audio tape. Chronic irritation of the vocal cords can also be caused by reflux of stomach acid and reflux disease. In addition to smoking, chronic inflammation can also be triggered by overexertion of the sound caused by improper sound formation.

These tests may be necessary

If you have a permanent hoarseness lasting more than 3-4 weeks, you should consult a doctor, because there may be a tumor on the sound-forming organs, which is still at an early stage, and to which the hoarseness can draw attention, warns the doctor of the Otolaryngology Center. Diagnosis can be made by direct laryngeal mirroring or by examining the vocal cords with a thin, flexible imaging device (fiberoscop). After recording the medical history and physical examination of the patient, the diagnosis is usually clear, but if tissue proliferation or deposition is seen on the vocal cord, histological examination (biopsy) is mandatory to rule out the tumor. Polyps can be removed by surgery or microsurgery, after which it is important to spare the sound for a set period of time.

Can it recur?

As a result of the treatment, the complaints disappear, but the recurrence of the disease should be expected if the root causes are not eliminated. One possible form of this is to learn the correct speech technique: if the complaints are based on excessive sound pressure, then we can prevent the recurrence of the disease by correcting the errors in the formation of speech sound.

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