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vocal fold paralysis aritenoidectomy

Domenico Testa, Germano Guerra, Pasquale Gianluca Landolfo, Michele Nunziata, Giovanni Conzo, Massimo Mesolella, Gaetano Motta
A frequent complication of thyroid surgery is laryngeal nerve palsy with transitory or permanent deficiency of cordal motility. Peripheral mono-or bilateral palsy in these cases may either occur, in adduction or abduction, and be complete or not complete. Bilateral vocal cords paralysis cause a persistent dyspnoic symptomatology with worsening during physical exercise or flogistic episodes of the upper airway: true vocal cords adduction, in median or paramedian position reduce the glottic space and increases respiratory resistances...
2014: International Journal of Surgery
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