Vocal Nodules

By:Cheyenne Allred 3rd Period

Vocal Anatomy

The Vocal Anatomy includes vocal and ventricular folds, thyroid cartilage, hyoid bone, trachea, and epiglottis.

Nodes

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What are nodes?

Vocal cord nodules and polyps are noncancerous growths on the vocal cords that affect the voice. The vocal cords, located in the voice box in the middle of the neck, are two tough, fibrous bands that vibrate to produce sound. They are covered with a layer of tissue that is similar to skin. With use, this layer thickens. With heavy use, the thickening may localize, producing a nodule. Unlike skin, heavy usage over a short time may also produce polyps. A polyp is a soft, smooth lump containing mostly blood and blood vessels. A nodule is similar to a polyp, but tends to be firmer.


Justin Timberlake!!!!!!

Justin Timberlake had nodes in 2005. He had surgery on May 5th in 2005. It could have affected his role in Shrek 3.


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