Evaluation and Treatment of the Unilateral Paralyzed Vocal Fold

  title={Evaluation and Treatment of the Unilateral Paralyzed Vocal Fold},
  author={Harry B. Neel and Stephen G. Harner and Michael S. Benninger and Roger L. Crumley and Charles N. Ford and Wilbur J. Gould and David G. Hanson and Robert H. Ossoff and Robert Thayer Sataloff},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={497 - 508}
The evaluation and treatment of patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis have evolved as improvements in objective measurements of phonatory function and new modalities for treatment have developed. A thorough history, physical examination, subjective voice evaluation, objective voice analysis, and electromyography are used to make a diagnosis, determine the cause, and plan treatment. The goal of treatment of the patient with a unilateral vocal fold paralysis is to restore normal phonatory… 

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