Bruise / hemmorage, vocal fold (1 of 4)
Bruise, right vocal fold, estimated 1 week old, in combination with large polypoid vocal nodules. Note yellowish discoloration indicating partial breakdown of the hemoglobin (source of red color of blood) into hemosiderin as bruise is beginning to be cleared away.
Bruise / hemmorage, vocal fold (1 of 2)
Bruise, left vocal fold, estimated 3 weeks old, in combination with vocal nodules, capillary ectasia. There is likely an ectatic capillary also on the left side, within the nodule, that is the source of the leaking of blood into the tissues. When the bruise first occurred, it would have been most evident in the area of the nodule. As time passes, the central part of the bruise typically resolves first, with the last area to disappear anterior and posterior, as shown here. Note also the faint yellowish discoloration of the left true vocal fold, indicating residual hemosiderin (breakdown products of blood in tissue).