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nodule:

see concretionconcretion,
mass or nodule of mineral matter, usually oval or nearly spherical in shape, and occurring in sedimentary rock. It is formed by the accumulation of mineral matter in the pore spaces of the sediment, usually around a fossil or fossil fragment acting as a nucleus.
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nodule

[′näj·ül]
(anatomy)
A small node.
A small aggregation of cells.
(botany)
A bulbous enlargement found on roots of legumes and certain other plants, whose formation is stimulated by symbiotic, nitrogen-fixing bacteria that colonize the roots.
(geology)
A small, hard mass or lump of a mineral or mineral aggregate characterized by a contrasting composition from and a greater hardness than the surrounding sediment or rock matrix in which it is embedded.
(medicine)
A primary skin lesion, seen as a circumscribed solid elevation.

nodule

1. any of the knoblike outgrowths on the roots of clover and many other legumes: contain bacteria involved in nitrogen fixation
2. Anatomy any small node or knoblike protuberance
3. a small rounded lump of rock or mineral substance, esp in a matrix of different rock material
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13] However, speech therapy alone cannot cure benign pathology such as vocal cord nodule, but it significantly reduces the surrounding edema with change in voice generation and allows the voice of the patient to return to near normal; but, in few cases of professional vocal users continue to notice changes in voice and may require surgery when compared with benign vocal lesions such as vocal cord polyp that almost always required surgery to achieve a normal functional voice.
Patients and Methods: In this study 50 patients undergoing treatment of vocal cord nodule were included, 25 patients were treated by surgical removal with cold instruments and 25 patients were treated with carbon dioxide laser ablation.
The study was conducted on 50 patients with vocal cord nodule.
Vocal cord nodule is one of the common benign lesions of vocal cords causing hoarseness of voice.
Results of surgical treatment of vocal cord nodules and polyps in adults.
Surgical versus non-surgical interventions for vocal cord nodules.
In this paper, we report a case of symptomatic vocal cord nodule treated successfully by microlaryngeal surgery using 00 and 300 endoscope.
of Cases % l Vocal Cord Polyp 8 32 2 Vocal Cord Nodules 6 24 3 Reinke's Oedema 5 20 4 Ventricular Cyst 2 8 5 Chronic Laryngitis 2 8 6 Tuberculosis 1 4 7 Papillomatosis 1 4 Total 25 100 Table 2: Lesions in relation to age incidence Serial Lesions 0-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 > 40 No.