The presentation of disease of the larynx and the diagnostic possiblities

  • A. G. D. Maran
Part of the The New Medicine book series (NEME, volume 4)


This literally means ‘no sound’ and implies that the patient speaks in a whisper or with marked air wastage. The cords have to come together to produce a sound and so if a patient is ‘aphonic’ his or her cords do not meet.


Vocal Cord Vocal Cord Paralysis Mitral Valve Disease Left Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© MTP Press Limited 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. D. Maran
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal InfirmaryEdinburghScotland

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