Outcome Analysis of Microlaryngeal Surgery for Benign Lesions of Vocal Cord Using Videostroboscopy and Voice Handicap Index

  • Veena MobarsaEmail author
  • Sunil K. Samdani
  • Vishram Singh Gurjar
Original Article


Benign vocal cord mass lesions are common causes of dysphonia which are often surgically correctable. They include lesions like vocal polyps, vocal cysts, vocal nodules and Reinke’s edema. A prospective study of 30 patients was carried out at SMS medical college and hospital between April 2014 to November 2015 after institutional ethical committee clearance. The purpose of our study was to evaluate outcome of microlaryngeal surgery for benign lesions of vocal cord using videostroboscopy and voice handicap index. All cases between the age group 15–60 years with clinical evidence of benign lesions of vocal cord were included in study. Preoperative amplitude, mucosal wave, glottic closure was seen by videostroboscopy and subjective assessment of severity of handicap in voice was assessed by set of questionnaire using voice handicap index (Jacobson et al. in Am J Speech Lang Pathol 6: 66–70, 1997). Postoperative follow up was done at 3rd week and 10th week, and outcome of microlaryngeal surgery was assessed using videostroboscope and voice handicap index. At the end of study data was compiled systemically and analysed using paired ‘t’ test and Chi square test. Our study observed statistically significant improvement in amplitude and mucosal wave and glottic closure. Subjective improvement in perception of severity of handicap in voice was analysed by voice handicap index which shows statistically significant data. Overall our study conclude microlaryngeal surgery as an effective way for improvement in speech parameters, that can be assessed by use of videostroboscopy and voice handicap index.


Benign lesions Videostroboscopy Micro-laryngeal surgery Voice handicap index 


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Conflict of interest

All the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veena Mobarsa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sunil K. Samdani
    • 1
  • Vishram Singh Gurjar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ENTSMS Medical CollegeJaipurIndia

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