Vocal fold paralysis

Broadhurst, Matthew S. (2016). Vocal fold paralysis. In Declan Costello and Guri Sandhu (Ed.), Practical Laryngology (pp. 59-71) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press.

Author Broadhurst, Matthew S.
Title of chapter Vocal fold paralysis
Title of book Practical Laryngology
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL, United States
Publisher CRC Press
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
Series Practical Laryngology
ISBN 9781444183665
Editor Declan Costello
Guri Sandhu
Chapter number 6
Start page 59
End page 71
Total pages 13
Total chapters 20
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Vocal fold paralysis (VFP) is fortunately not common, comprising 0.2-0.4% of patients presenting to the author's ENT clinics. However, VFP can create significant morbidity for patients through disabling dysphonia or aspiration with or without pneumonia. Regardless of whether such a nerve injury is temporary or permanent, there can still be a dense paralysis. As such, the immobile cord can lie laterally creating severe dysphonia from a large glottal gap and inadequate airway protection. The flow-on effect can have a major impact on a worker's productivity or social involvement, leading to absence from work, loss of income, loss of job opportunities or even social withdrawal.
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