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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Unilateral vocal cord paralysis is a problem frequently encountered in clinical practice.

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