Vocal fold paresis: etiology, clinical diagnosis and clinical management

  title={Vocal fold paresis: etiology, clinical diagnosis and clinical management},
  author={Sheila V. Stager},
  journal={Current Opinion in Otolaryngology \& Head and Neck Surgery},
  • S. Stager
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
Purpose of reviewRecent papers on incidence of unilateral paresis in general and for specific causes; techniques to assist clinical diagnosis; computer and animal modeling leading to new assessment tools; and studies on the effectiveness of clinical management. Recent findingsThere is much interest in being able to assess unilateral paresis in patients both pre and post-thyroidectomy. Because the gold standard for defining the presence of paresis is by laryngeal electromyography, which is not… 

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