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Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 246, Issue 5, pp 395–396 | Cite as

Laryngeal electromyography

  • R. L. Blair
Voice and Speech Disorders

Summary

Over the last 40 years sporadic reports have appeared in the otolaryngological and neurological literature describing techniques and applications of laryngeal electromyography. Despite considerable refinements in methodology and instrumentation over that time laryngeal electromyography has not been widely adopted in routine clinical practice. This paper describes a simple, reliable and reproducible technique which has been employed by the author over a 15-year period. The indications for laryngeal electromyography are reviewed and the technique currently used is briefly described with reference to alternative techniques. The usefulness of the information obtained by this examination is discussed.

Key words

Larynx Electromyography Technique Applications 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Blair
    • 1
  1. 1.Department OtolaryngologyUniversity of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical SchoolDundeeScotland

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