Removal of Tumors of Vocal Cards
Vocal cord surgery is performed when the vocal cords have growths such as polyps, tumours or other masses that need to be removed for biopsy to improve function. It is also perform to normalize vocal cord functioning when vocal cords are scarred from various causes or otherwise abnormal. These conditions may interfere with the complete opening and closing of the vocal cord, which is necessary of normal speech and breathing.
Surgery on the vocal cords can be performed either directly in an open surgical approach by making an incision in the neck or indirectly through an endoscopic approach through a tube inserted into the mouth and throat. Either procedure is performed under general anesthesia i.e the person is fully asleep.