This is a benign inflammatory growth, which is commonly seen along one or both of the vocal cord joints. It may occur as a result of intubation, laryngopharyngeal reflux or due to significant vocal abuse, constant throat clearing or chronic cough.
They depend on the exact location and size of the granuloma. Typical symptoms may include:
Treatment often includes but is not limited to aggressive anti-reflux management or voice therapy. In some cases, an injection of Botox or surgical removal is indicated. A granuloma can also be removed with a laser but tends to grow back if the underlying problems, such as chronic throat clearing or couch are not managed appropriately.