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Getting laser laryngoscopy done every year. This time prescribed chest x-ray. Required?

I just saw my ENT to book a laser laryngoscopy for vocal cord polyps, I noticed a red pimple-like bump below the polyp and after mentioning it to my dr. He said I need a chest X-ray before surgery and that he will look into my throat and lungs during the surgery. I ve been doing this surgery every year for 17 years and NEVER had to do a chest X-ray before. Is this red pimple thing something to worry about?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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The red pimple below the vocal cord polyp can be due to a chronic infection. If the area is raw and bleeding then malignancy can be suspected. It is best to get a chest X-ray done before the surgery and follow your doctor's instructions.
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Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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