The cricothyroid muscle does not influence vocal fold position in laryngeal paralysis.

@article{Koufman1995TheCM,
  title={The cricothyroid muscle does not influence vocal fold position in laryngeal paralysis.},
  author={James A. Koufman and Francis O. Walker and G M Joharji},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1995},
  volume={105 4 Pt 1},
  pages={
          368-72
        }
}
The status of the cricothyroid muscle, which is innervated by the superior laryngeal nerve, is believed to influence the vocal fold position in laryngeal paralysis. It is believed that isolated lesions of the recurrent laryngeal nerve generally result in the paralyzed vocal fold assuming a paramedian position but that with lesions of both the superior and recurrent laryngeal nerves, a more lateral (intermediate or cadaveric) vocal fold position can be expected. Twenty-six consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING
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