presbylaryngis

presbylaryngis

(prez″bē-lă-rin′jis) [ presby- + larynx]
Atrophy of the vocal folds occurring progressively with aging and producing a breathy, hoarse, or weakened voice.
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The patient was diagnosed with presbylaryngis because his marked vocal fold atrophy could not be accounted for by the documented mild, unilateral superior laryngeal nerve paresis.
1) Presbylaryngis develops from degeneration and fatty infiltration of the thyroarytenoid muscle and overlying structures.
Indications include unilateral vocal fold paralysis and vocal fold bowing secondary to muscular atrophy, paresis, or presbylaryngis.