Functional Rehabilitation of the Denervated Larynx; Concept and Consequence

  • M. E. Wigand

Abstract

While unilateral recurrent nerve paralysis does not offer severe problems to the patient but a hoarse voice, bilateral palsy of the vocal cords requires definite and often immediate surgical treatment because of obstruction of the glottic air way. For those cases with irreversible nerve impairment the surgical laterofixation of one or both vocal cords is a common method, but phonation is deteriorated to the same degree as inspiration is improved by these mutilating procedures.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Wigand
    • 1
  1. 1.ErlangenGermany

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