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Long-term Consequences of Vocal Fold Hemorrhage

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:15am
Kerwin LJ, Estes, C, Oromendia C, Christos PJ, Sulica L
Journal Info: 
Laryngoscope 127(4):900-906, April 2017

Vocal fold hemorrhage, an injury from voice use common in performers, is widely regarded to have serious long-term consequences to voice quality and constitute a threat to career. This study follows up 41 patients who have had one or more vocal fold hemorrhages for an average of 3.5 years, and shows that the long-term consequences to voice function and performance are no different than in similar patients who have never had a hemorrhage. 

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