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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15

Losing Your Voice: Etiologies and Imaging Features of Vocal Fold Paralysis


1 Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
2 Department of Radiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
3 Department of Otology and Laryngology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
4 Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Correspondence Address:
Behroze Vachha
Department of Radiology, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston 02215, Massachusetts
United States of America
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.109751

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Neurogenic compromise of vocal fold function exists along a continuum encompassing vocal cord hypomobility (paresis) to vocal fold immobility (paralysis) with varying degrees and patterns of reinnervation. Vocal fold paralysis (VFP) may result from injury to the vagus or the recurrent laryngeal nerves anywhere along their course from the brainstem to the larynx. In this article, we review the anatomy of the vagus and recurrent laryngeal nerves and examine the various etiologies of VFP. Selected cases are presented with discussion of key imaging features of VFP including radiologic findings specific to central vagal neuropathy and peripheral recurrent nerve paralysis.


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