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January 1982

A Case of Vocal Cord Nodules Masking Essential (Voice) Tremor

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Hartman and Vishwanat) and Otolaryngology (Dr Overholt) and the Section of Speech Pathology (Dr Hartman), Gundersen Clinic Ltd, La Crosse, Wis.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(1):52-53. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790490054016

• Essential tremor is a progressive, potentially debilitating disorder that may be manifested in the voice only. In the case we report, the signs occurred concurrently with the voice characteristics of vocal cord nodules but were subtle. The mildness of the voice tremor precluded treatment at this time, although the results of medical management for the disorder have not been impressive. It is probable that some patients with severe essential (voice) tremor have undergone recurrent laryngeal nerve resection for the disorder.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:52-53)