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Predictors for Permanent Medialization Laryngoplasty in Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 9:15am
Mor N, Wu G, Aylward A, Christos PJ, Sulica L
Journal Info: 
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery 155(3):443-453, September 2016

All patients with vocal fold paralysis are usually judged to have the same potential for spontaneous recovery. This study of 252 patients with vocal fold paralysis shows that specific clinical characteristics such as cause of paralysis, side of paralysis, and time since onset can help predict outcome, and the need for a permanent procedure to repair a paralyzed vocal fold.

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