Statistical analysis of malignant tumors detected as the cause of vocal cord paralysis.


It is well known that vocal cord paralysis is sometimes the only sign of an otherwise symptom-free malignant tumor. We report 69 cases of vocal cord paralysis caused by malignant tumor experienced at our clinic over the past 18 years. They consisted of 28 cases of thyroid cancer, 21 lung cancer, 14 esophageal cancer, 3 mediastinal tumors and 3 tumors of… (More)