unilateral vocal cord paralysis


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unilateral vocal cord paralysis

ENT A complication of intrathoracic malignancy–eg, CA of lung, esophagus, etc, which consists of significant dysfunction of speech, swallowing, ventilation, and effective coughing, due to lack of compensation of the nonparalyzed vocal cord Clinical Hoarseness, dyspnea, aspiration, weight loss, dysphagia, pneumonia Treatment Vocal cord medialization. See Vocal cord medialization.
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Most of unilateral vocal cord paralysis (UVCP) resulted from recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury in the past century.
Laryngeal reinnervation by ansa cervicalis nerve implantation for unilateral vocal cord paralysis in humans.
Outcome and changing cause of unilateral vocal cord paralysis.

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