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A vasectomy, which involves the surgical cutting or blocking the tubes that transport sperm from the testicles to the penis, is considered a permanent form of contraception. However, it is possible to reverse the procedure in what is typically an outpatient procedure.

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Venous Disease

Venous disease (insufficiency) occurs when the valves in the leg veins do not work as they should, either blocking blood flow down the legs or allowing backflow leakage. 

The following departments see patients with Venous Disease:

Vocal cord paralysis happens when the nerve impulses to the vocal box (larynx) are interrupted, causing paralysis. Because the vocal cord muscles not only help produce sound but help to keep saliva, food and fluid from entering the windpipe (trachea), vocal cord paralysis requires medical help. The condition can be caused by number of things including nerve damage during surgery, from cancer, or a viral infection.

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Vocal cord cysts, or vocal fold cysts, are blisters filled with fluid on the vocal cords. The cords are structures that open for breathing, close for swallowing, and vibrate as air passes through them, producing sound. Cysts sometimes form when there is a blocked duct or a person is born with an abnormal mucous membrane. Cysts may cause cydysphonia, a condition where the vocal cords produce different tones at the same time, making speech hard to understand.

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Vocal polyps are blister-like bumps or stalks on one or both of the vocal cords or folds. These structures open for breathing, close for swallowing, and vibrate as air passes through them, producing sound.

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