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what are the tests for vocal cord paralysis?

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Dr. James Sidman
40 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Laryngoscopy: The most common way to diagnose vocal cord paralysis is laryngoscopy in the office. This can be done with a mirror in the mouth, or passing a small bendable telescope through the nose into the throat to look at the larynx. There are fancy electrical tests to measure vocal cord nerve input, but that is difficult and not often used.
Answered on Apr 18, 2014
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