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What can be done for recurrent larylngeal nerve injury (thyroid fna). slow progression ( 2 yrs), mildly raspy, voice fatigue, some pain with speech. ?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari answered

Specializes in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Laryngologist: When the rln is injured, the vocal cord is paralyzed. Be seen by a laryngologist if you havent already. Some injections (dermal fillers) can be done to improve the voice by moving the vocal cord over a few mm. There is s more permanent solution with a procedure called thyroplasty which uses a silastic implant to push the paralyzed cord into a position that improves the voice.

Answered 3/16/2017

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Dr. Farhad Sigari answered

Specializes in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Laryngologist: When the rln is injured, the vocal cord is paralyzed. Be seen by a laryngologist if you havent already. Some injections (dermal fillers) can be done to improve the voice by moving the vocal cord over a few mm. There is s more permanent solution with a procedure called thyroplasty which uses a silastic implant to push the paralyzed cord into a position that improves the voice.

Answered 2/29/2012

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