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stripped vocal chords

  • Posted By: vicofearlsfield
  • December 4, 2007
  • 01:48 PM

Just over a year ago my vocal chords were stripped while I was under anaesthetic as I was told I had severe dysplasia. Voice improved for a while but has now deteriorated and it is a strain to speak. Went to Throat Hospital for appointment last week and after examination was told that my vocal chords were a mess, that they were almost non existent and that I had severe dysphonia. Have to return in January for examination under anaesthetic. Worried I will ever get a normal voice again. Did hear a vague suggestion from the Consultant that there was an option of collagen injection to rebuild up vocal chords. Any other ideas. I do not smoke. Eat and sleep well, drink wine socially. Find it difficult to speak on phone. I used to sing and play guitar (for fun). I am a 57 year old male

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