The Vocal Cord Nodule: Complication of Severe COVID-19 Infection

  • Mohammad Hashim ORCID Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Sneha Venkatesan ORCID Department of Otorhinolaryngology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Ashutosh Kaushal ORCID Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Sana Kausar ORCID Mail Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Keywords:
Vocal cord nodule, COVID-19, Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 receptor

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 acts through angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) receptors and involves multiple organ systems. Also associated with many upper airway symptoms, we reported an unnoticed complication of the upper airway, which presented as hoarseness of voice and throat discomfort during ICU stay, the upper airway flexible endoscopy was performed, which showed vocal cord nodule. The patient was managed conservatively, by improving hydration, steam inhalation, voice rest, and speech therapy. Gradually, there was a significant improvement in patient's symptoms and voice quality. An early prediction and risk mitigation can prevent this complication.

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Published
2020-11-22
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Hashim M, Venkatesan S, Kaushal A, Kausar S. The Vocal Cord Nodule: Complication of Severe COVID-19 Infection. Arch Anesth & Crit Care. 6(4):197-8.
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