© 2006

Vocal Fold Paralysis

  • Lucian Sulica
  • Andrew Blitzer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Basic Science and Clinical Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ajay E. Chitkara
      Pages 3-16
    3. David L. Zealear, Cheryl R. Billante
      Pages 17-32
    4. Lucian Sulica, Anthony Cultrara, Andrew Blitzer
      Pages 33-54
    5. C. Blake Simpson, Esther J. Cheung
      Pages 55-62
    6. Allen Hillel, Lawrence Robinson
      Pages 63-73
  3. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Lucian Sulica, Andrew Blitzer
      Pages 77-85
    3. Celia F. Stewart, Elizabeth Allen
      Pages 87-96
    4. Karen Cooper, Charles N. Ford
      Pages 97-103
    5. Clark A. Rosen
      Pages 105-110
    6. Mark S. Courey
      Pages 111-116
    7. Peter C. Belafsky, Gregory N. Postma
      Pages 123-126
    8. Stellan Hertegård, Åke Dahlqvist, Lars Hallén, Claude Laurent
      Pages 127-134
    9. C. Blake Simpson, Lucian Sulica
      Pages 135-143
    10. C. Blake Simpson
      Pages 145-151
    11. Mark Varvares, Rebecca M. Brandsted
      Pages 153-158

About this book


New therapeutic options and approaches have been developed based on an expanded knowledge of the underlying pathophysiology of vocal fold paralysis. The core of Vocal Fold Paralysis offers step-by-step descriptions and of the following therapies: vocal fold injection, medialization laryngoplasty, and arytenoid repositioning surgery. It also includes special topics such as reinnervation, vocal fold pacing, bilateral medialization, and pediatric and bilateral vocal fold paralysis. Vocal Fold Paralysis is a clinically useful reference for evaluation and treatment, as well as a summary of current knowledge and investigational approaches. This excellent guide fills a void within the field of otolaryngology and should not be missed by any otorhinolaryngologist, neurologist, phoniatrician or speech pathologist.


Laryngology Surgery Vocal cord anatomy head head and neck surgery implant neuroanatomy otolaryngology otorhinolaryngology outcome pathophysiology physiology speech voice

Editors and affiliations

  • Lucian Sulica
    • 1
  • Andrew Blitzer
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew York
  2. 2.Department of OtolaryngologyColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew York
  3. 3.NY Center for Voice and Swallowing DisordersNew York

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"I had the pleasure to review the book ‘Vocal fold paralysis’ recently … . All the chapters are clearly written and well illustrated. The bibliography is extensive and recent. I fully agree with the publisher: this book is a useful reference for evaluation and treatment as well as a summary of current knowledge and investigation approaches related to vocal fold paralysis. … In summary, this book is an excellent addition to the library of any laryngologist or any ENT department." (Marc Remacle, European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Vol. 263, 2006)