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Doctors remove vocal cord polyps by cold-knife microsurgical excision or laser removal, according to Merck Manuals. Laser excision uses a carbon dioxide laser, a pulsed dye laser or a potassium titanyl potassium laser, states PubMed Central.


The recovery time for polyp removal from a vocal cord is approximately four weeks, according to Fauquier Ear Nose and Throat Specialists of Virginia. Patients must also protect their vocal cords for up to six months following the procedure by talking carefully and avoid...


As of 2014, doctors do not cite any absolute specific causes of colorectal polyps, but research suggests they may be caused by some genetic factors or prior conditions, notes Healthline. Additionally, those with certain unhealthy lifestyles or habits may be at an increa...


The most common symptoms of vocal cord cancer, also known as laryngeal cancer, include hoarseness or changes in the voice, according to the American Cancer Society. Other indicators of laryngeal cancer include sore throat, trouble swallowing, ear pain and unknown lumps ...


False vocal cords are more properly called vestibular folds and are folds of mucous membrane that cover the vestibular ligaments. They are located above and to the side of the true vocal cords. These ligaments regulate speech, swallowing and other important functions of...


Uterine polyps are growths in the inner lining of the uterus, or endometrium, that attach themselves to endometrial tissue, according to Cleveland Clinic. Polyps are usually benign and range in size from as small as a sesame seed to the size of a golf ball or larger.


Giraffes have vocal cords and exhibit a variety of sounds, including moaning, snoring, hissing and flutelike sounds, according to the San Diego Zoo. A calf bleats or mews to communicate with its mother, while the mother makes a roaring bellow to locate her young.