A hoarse voice is a typical symptom of vocal fold lesion. Prolonged hoarseness may be a cause for concern, even though the changes are usually benign in nature.
Surgical removal of vocal fold lesions and taking of biopsies (samples) are usually performed under general anesthesia using microlaryngoscopy (observation with a microscope), enabling laser surgery. If necessary, biopsies can also be taken under local anesthesia.
After the surgical procedure and taking of biopsies, the patient can go home the same day. A pathological examination of the nature of the lesion will be completed in about a week.