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  1. Misron K, Balasubramanian A, Mohamad I, Hassan NF
    BMJ Case Rep, 2014;2014.
    PMID: 24663247 DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-201033
    Bilateral vocal cord paralysis is a known possible complication following thyroid surgery. It owes to the close relationship between the recurrent laryngeal nerve and the thyroid gland. The most feared complication of bilateral vocal cord paralysis is airway compromise. We report the case of a 39-year-old woman who underwent total thyroidectomy for multinodular goitre. The surgery was uneventful. However she developed stridor in the recovery bay needing intubation. We postulate that the cause was attributed to bilateral vocal cord paresis due to the use of the intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) whose high setting throughout the surgery was overlooked. She made a complete recovery without the need of a tracheostomy. We share our lessons learnt from this case.
    Matched MeSH terms: Vocal Cord Paralysis/etiology*
  2. Prepageran N, Raman R
    Med J Malaysia, 2005 Aug;60(3):377-8.
    PMID: 16379198
    Radiotherapy is the accepted treatment for early laryngeal carcinomas with the advantage of voice preservation. It is however, not without complications. We report a case of bilateral vocal cord immobility 15 years after radiotherapy. This appears to be due to ankylosis of cricoarytenoid joint and fibrosis of the larynx.
    Matched MeSH terms: Vocal Cord Paralysis/etiology*
  3. Alazzawi S, Hindi K, Malik A, Wee CA, Prepageran N
    Laryngoscope, 2015 Nov;125(11):2551-2.
    PMID: 26108861 DOI: 10.1002/lary.25422
    We describe extremely rare cases of vocal cord palsy following surgical insertion of a chemo port. Our cohort consisted of patients with cancer who developed hoarseness immediately after central venous line placement for the administration of chemotherapy, with vocal cord palsy confirmed with flexible laryngoscopy. Given the timing, central venous line placement appears to be the most likely cause.
    Matched MeSH terms: Vocal Cord Paralysis/etiology*
  4. Mat Baki M, Clarke P, Birchall MA
    J Laryngol Otol, 2018 Sep;132(9):846-851.
    PMID: 30180919 DOI: 10.1017/S0022215118000476
    OBJECTIVE: This prospective case series aimed to present the outcomes of immediate selective laryngeal reinnervation.

    METHODS: Two middle-aged women with vagal paraganglioma undergoing an excision operation underwent immediate selective laryngeal reinnervation using the phrenic nerve and ansa cervicalis as the donor nerve. Multidimensional outcome measures were employed pre-operatively, and at 1, 6 and 12 months post-operatively.

    RESULTS: The voice handicap index-10 score improved from 23 (patient 1) and 18 (patient 2) at 1 month post-operation, to 5 (patient 1) and 1 (patient 2) at 12 months. The Eating Assessment Tool 10 score improved from 20 (patient 1) and 24 (patient 2) at 1 month post-operation, to 3 (patient 1) and 1 (patient 2) at 12 months. There was slight vocal fold abduction observed in patient one and no obvious abduction in patient two.

    CONCLUSION: Selective reinnervation is safe to perform following vagal paraganglioma excision conducted on the same side. Voice and swallowing improvements were demonstrated, but no significant vocal fold abduction was achieved.

    Matched MeSH terms: Vocal Cord Paralysis/etiology
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