laryngeal paralysis


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laryngeal paralysis

ENT Loss of function of one or both vocal folds. See Recurrent laryngeal nerve.

laryngeal paralysis

Loss of vocal fold mobility. Common causes include surgical trauma to the recurrent laryngeal nerve or invasion of the nerve by a tumor.
Synonym: vocal paralysis
See also: paralysis
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Shoji, "Unilateral associated laryngeal paralysis due to varicella-zoster virus: virus antibody testing and videofluoroscopic findings," Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol.
These include myasthenia gravis (a neuromuscular disease caused by an inability of certain nerve receptors to function properly); nerve disorders associated with diabetes mellitus (in which the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin which is required for the body to efficiently process sugars, fats, and proteins); and laryngeal paralysis associated with hypothyroidism.
Laryngospasm is a recognized complication of hypocalcemia; however, our patient had bilateral laryngeal paralysis. She had been noted to have inspiratory laryngeal adduction on her examination prior to beginning esomeprazole, indicating that she had synkinetic reinnervation rather than complete denervation.
Any condition short of laryngeal paralysis is not sufficient for return, nor is paralysis alone with no accompanying noise.
He doesn't get around too well anymore; he's deaf as a fence post, and besides aches and pains he suffers from laryngeal paralysis. It's very hard for him to breathe, especially after he's up and moving about for a while.
Breed specific projects include granulomatous colitis in the Boxer, laryngeal paralysis polyneuropathy in the Labrador Retriever, protein-losing enteropathy and protein-losing nephropathy in the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, and Scottie Cramp in the Scottish Terrier.
Unilateral laryngeal paralysis can arise from many different causes.