Muscular tension dysphonia (MTD)

A condition seen most often in young women. The term was coined by Morrison and Rammage at the University of British Columbia to describe a syndrome of excess tension in the paralaryngeal and suprahyoid muscles, an open posterior glottic chink, high larynx position in the neck, and frequently mucosal changes on the vocal cords. These mucosal changes are usually fleshy vocal nodules.

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