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June 13, 2007

New Video Posted Showing Bilateral Thyroarytenoid Paralysis Causing Hoarseness


A new video of bilateral thyroarytenoid paralysis (partial vocal cord paralysis) via fiberoptic stroboscopy of the voicebox is shown here. Note the harsh and breathy quality to the patient's voice. It was felt that his condition was brought on by a viral upper respiratory infection. After a prednisone burst and taper along with limited voice use, his voice returned to normal in 2 weeks.

An example of complete unilateral vocal cord paralysis is shown here.
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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