Article: article from journal or magazin.
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Paralysies laryngées unilatérales [Unilateral laryngeal paralysis].
Revue Médicale de la Suisse Romande
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Investigations, diagnosis and treatment of laryngeal paralysis depend upon history taking and examination of phonation, swallowing and of the pharyngo-larynx. In unilateral paralysis, the main symptom is dysphonia. Dysphagia lasting more than 10 days may indicate a proximal vagus nerve lesion. Voice and swallowing therapy may be undertaken. If this remains insufficient after one month, a temporary or definitive vocal fold medialisation may be considered. Paralysis is considered to be definitive if lasting for more than 12 months. A minimal of one-year follow-up is indicated in case of idiopathic paralysis.
Adult, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Humans, Vocal Cord Paralysis/diagnosis, Vocal Cord Paralysis/etiology
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