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Laryngeal nerve damage

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Alternative Names:
Vocal cord paralysis
Symptoms:
Hoarseness and difficulty speaking are the most common symptoms. Difficulty swallowing may also occur.
Signs and tests:
Abnormal motion of the vocal cords usually results from injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. This can be seen directly during laryngoscopy or bronchoscopy (the passage of a thin tube with a camera on the end into the airways). An X-ray or CT scan of the chest may be done to detect any abnormalities in the mediastinum that might be responsible for the injury.
Nerves of the larynx
Nerves of the larynx
Laryngeal nerve damage
Laryngeal nerve damage
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