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What is a vocal cord evaluation for thyroid cancer?

A vocal cord evaluation determines how well the nerves that go to the vocal cords are working. The evaluation of the vocal cords is done with a flexible laryngoscope (small tube with a camera on the end) in the office. This procedure is called a flexible laryngoscopy. This test will almost certainly be done if you have developed hoarseness or if you have had a previous neck operation.

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