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Is vocal cord paralysis curable?

Is vocal cord paralysis curable?

It depends.: Depends on the cause, and is it unilateral or bilateral. There are procedures to make the voice pretty normal and to get rid of the other symptoms, but there is no procedure to make the nerve work completely normally. ...Read more

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Vocal Cord (Definition)

The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed ...Read more


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Can a vocal cord removal successfully treat larynx cancer?

Can a vocal cord removal successfully treat larynx cancer?

Sometimes: The vocal cord is part of the larynx, and if the disease is very limited to a single vocal cord (of two), a smaller surgery can sometimes be performed with greater preservation of surrounding tissue. ...Read more

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Can vocal cord nodules or polyps hurt?

Can vocal cord nodules or polyps hurt?

Not usually: Vocal fold nodules or polyps usually arise from voice abuse or voice misuse. They are rarely painful. ...Read more

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Is vocal cord nodule painful?

Is vocal cord nodule painful?

Typically no: Vocal cord nodules/cysts typically do not cause pain, but often hoarseness. If the cyst is infected or becoming too large, may cause pain and difficult breathing etc... Obviously you should follow-up with your doc about the nodule and make sure it is not malignant/canerous etc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are vocal cord polyps reversible?

Are vocal cord polyps reversible?

They can shrink: Often times the best coure of action is to have the polyp removed (and biopsied for presence of cancer cells-as benign polyps can convert to malignant tumors) check with an experienced otolaryngolgist (ent). ...Read more

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What are vocal cord polyps?

Scar tissue: These are usually signs of irritation.

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How often does thyroid removal injure vocal cord nerves?

How often does thyroid removal injure vocal cord nerves?

Very rare: Injury to laryngeal nerves are very rare due to current meticulous techniques and done by highly trained professionals. ...Read more

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Can vocal cord nodules interfere with breathing?

Can vocal cord nodules interfere with breathing?

No, but ....: Classic screamer's nodules or "singer's nodules" of the vocal cords do not obstruct the airway. On the other hand, infants and children can be infected with the hpv virus (usually during vaginal delivery), and this can cause respiratory papillomas of the vocal cords - these will grown slowly and, despite being a benign disease, can result in fatal airway obstruction. If concerned, see a doc! ...Read more

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Can a thyroidectomy cause vocal cord damage?

Can a thyroidectomy cause vocal cord damage?

Yes: Hi. The recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) run right by the thyroid on their way to the voice box. Sometimes a RLN has to be sacrificed doing thyroid cancer surgery; more often a surgeon with no business operating in that part of the body hits one (or both). Since you had a thyroidectomy, may I guess it was for cancer? Was the cancer outside the thyroid capsule? Good luck! ...Read more

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How typical is vocal cord paralysis?

How typical is vocal cord paralysis?

Common: Vocal cord paralysis has numerous causes and can affect speaking, breathing, and swallowing. The left vocal cord is affected twice as often as the right, and females are affected more often than males (3:2). Diagnosis is based on direct visualization. An extensive assessment may be necessary to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is everyone born with vocal cords?

YES...,: Vocal cords are important organ of our body. Sometimes babies can born with vocal cord paralysis with breathing, swallowing and voice issues. ...Read more

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Voice cord inflammation for baby?

Voice cord inflammation for baby?

Yes: Baby's can have this from overuse, i.e. Too much screaming. Also infection such as croup-like syndromes. Even drainage from allergies or viral colds can cause hoarseness.If the baby is having no difficulty breathing, this usually clears up on its own. ...Read more

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What surgeries can help Vocal Cord Dysfunction?

Vocal cord: An Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor is the person you need to see, and do not wait too long for an appointment. ...Read more

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Can botox damage your vocal cords .I have abductor dysphonia?

Can botox damage your vocal cords .I have abductor  dysphonia?

You should be : You should be more specific. Do you mean Botox for the treatment of dysphonia or general use of botox? Neither should be harmful when used by a trained specialist. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Will my 1-year-old son recover from vocal cord paralysis?

Vocal cord paralysis: If your baby's doctor diagnosed "vocal cord paralysis" why hasn't your baby been referred to an ear, nose, and throat doctor - preferably one more used to to caring for babies? ...Read more

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Who does vocal chord examination?

Who does vocal chord examination?

ENT or speech path: Usually, depending on the problem, the vocal cords are examined by an otolaryngologist (ENT) or a speech pathologist. Usually a mirror or laryngoscope are used. ...Read more

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Does vocal cord dysfuction mimic asthma?

Does vocal cord dysfuction mimic asthma?

Yes: Yes it can. You may need a good history taking by your doctor, a good examination and likely a breathing test (spirometry) ...Read more

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Anterior disc repl surgeon cut sympathetic nerve resulting in stage3 horners wallenborgs syndromes cut vocal cord nw hv issues breathing reversable?

Anterior disc repl surgeon cut sympathetic nerve resulting in stage3 horners wallenborgs syndromes cut vocal cord nw hv issues breathing reversable?

Prediction difficult: Am unclear how all of this happened to you while having a disc surgery. Would suggest you see a medical neurologist and a rehab doctor and get this all assessed. ...Read more