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what are the effects of vocal cord paralysis on speech?

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Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Sound hoarse: The vocal cord vibrates to produce voice and song. If it can not vibrate, both voice and song are muted and flat. Severe cases can interfere with breathing. Most cases recover with time. Severe cases may need surgery.
Answered on Jun 6, 2019
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Dr. James Sidman
40 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hoarse, breathy.: Hoarse, breathy, or weak voice are all complications of unilateral or bilateral vocal cord paralysis.
Answered on May 19, 2013

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