What we are studying
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate a special treatment (pulsed dye laser) for treating the vocal cord scarring that can occur after radiation therapy. Pulsed dye laser is used to treat patients suffering from poor voice quality due to vocal cord scarring. Radiation produces scarring in a similar fashion. However, relatively little research has been performed to evaluate pulsed dye laser in the treatment of patients with vocal cord scarring after radiation. This study will further investigate the changes that take place in patients’ voices after they receive pulsed dye laser for this condition.