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What is the treatment for vocal cord paralysis?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Please see below.

Vocal cord paralysis can cause a characteristic breathy voice often accompanied by difficulty swallowing, a weak cough, and feeling short of breath.
If both vocal cords are affected, symptoms can include stridor. It can have a variety of causes, and correct treatment depends on the cause.

In brief: Please see below.

Vocal cord paralysis can cause a characteristic breathy voice often accompanied by difficulty swallowing, a weak cough, and feeling short of breath.
If both vocal cords are affected, symptoms can include stridor. It can have a variety of causes, and correct treatment depends on the cause.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: One side or both?

Vocal cord paralysis can be unilateral (one side) or bilateral (both sides).
Treatment depends on if the problems is weak voice, aspiration, or difficulty breathing. For unilateral, treatments include vocal cord injection, thyroplasty (pushing one cord towards the center), re-innvervation. If bilateral, the solution is to widen the vocal cords a little to allow better breathing.

In brief: One side or both?

Vocal cord paralysis can be unilateral (one side) or bilateral (both sides).
Treatment depends on if the problems is weak voice, aspiration, or difficulty breathing. For unilateral, treatments include vocal cord injection, thyroplasty (pushing one cord towards the center), re-innvervation. If bilateral, the solution is to widen the vocal cords a little to allow better breathing.
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