Vocal fold cysts are fluid filled, benign lesions located under the surface of the vocal fold mucosa (under the epithelium). Because of the additional mass and stiffness, cysts can cause vibratory disturbances and therefore lead to significant hoarseness.
Once cysts are present they will not resolve or disappear again. Cysts mostly interfere significantly with daily speech and might also cause frequent throat clearing. We recommend phonomicrosurgical removal with high precision instruments. In most cases after adequate microsurgery, cysts will not recur again.