Vocal Fold Bridge: A Complication of a Sulcus Cyst Surgery

Kocak I., ASLAN G., DOGAN M., Comunoglu N.

JOURNAL OF VOICE, vol.24, no.2, pp.240-241, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2008.07.002
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF VOICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.240-241


Vocal fold bridges are rare pathologies and mostly coincidentally discovered in direct laryngoscopy. Although the pathophysiology of formation is not well established, it is attributed as a primary pathology that accompanies sulcus and related vocal fold disorders. This paper presents a vocal fold bridge formation in a professional singer after surgical removal of a sulcus cyst formed as a sequela with typical histologic findings resembling the primary bridges. This case report addresses a very rare unpublished complication of a phonomicrosurgical procedure and implicates the evidence of trauma in the etiology.