This is a growth on one of your vocal cords (also known as the "vocal folds"). The cords are muscular bands in your throat that vibrate to produce sound. A polyp may look like a swollen bump or a blister, or even a thin, long growth. It can change the way your voice sounds.
A peritonsillar abscess is a collection of pus that forms near the tonsils. It is a complication of bacterial infection of the tonsils (tonsillitis). The abscess causes one or both tonsils to swell. The infection and swelling may spread to nearby tissues. If tissues swell enough to block the throat, the condition can become life-threatening. It is also dangerous if the abscess bursts and the infection spreads or is breathed into the lungs. The goal is to treat a peritonsillar abscess before it worsens and threatens your health.
You have been told that you may have vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). Normally, when a person breathes in and out, air flows through the vocal cords and in and out of the lungs, allowing the person to breathe easily. But with VCD, the vocal cords close when they should open.
This surgery removes your tonsils. These two glands are found in the throat. They help fight infection. But in some people, the tonsils can get infected frequently. They can swell so large that they block airflow, especially during sleep. Removing the tonsils can fix these problems.