PHOENIX-Cysts on vocal folds can be tricky lesions to tackle-more challenging than many otolargyngologists might think, a panel of experts said here.
Explore this issue:September 2009
Healing after surgery can be difficult to forecast, and the effects on the voice can be similarly hard to pin down until after surgery. Even determining whether a lesion is, in fact, a cyst, or whether it should be considered and handled as a polyp or a pseudocyst, is not always clear-cut, the panelists agreed during a discussion at the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, held as part of the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting.
The panel was moderated by Jamie A. Koufman, MD, Director of the Voice Institute of New York. She was joined by Robert H. Ossoff, MD, Executive Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Voice Center; Gayle Woodson, MD, Chair of the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Division at Southern Illinois University; C. Blake Simpson, MD, Director of the University of Texas Voice Center; and Michael Pitman, MD, Director of the Voice and Swallowing Institute at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.