Unilateral true vocal fold paralysis: Cause of right-sided lesions

C. Anthony Hughes, Sven Troost, Susan Miller, Thomas Troost

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At the Georgetown University Center for the Voice, 778 patients were referred for evaluation between July 1, 1990, and June 30, 1995. During this 5-year period, right true vocal fold paralysis or paresis was diagnosed in 24 of these patients (3%). Videostro-boscopy, voice analysis, and patient records were reviewed. Ages ranged from 23 to 80 years, and sex distribution approximated a 1:1 ratio. The patients presenting symptoms included hoarseness, dysphagia, choking, voice pitch change, voice weakness, fatigability, and breathiness. Sources of the vocal fold dysfunction included iatrogenic, traumatic, central, and infectious causes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)678-680
Number of pages3
JournalOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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