Prospective functional voice assessment in patients undergoing thyroid surgery Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Head and Neck Neoplasms

abstract

  • Early vocal symptoms are common following thyroidectomy and persist in 14% of patients. Multiple (more than three) objective voice changes correlate with early and late postoperative symptoms. Alterations in maximum phonational frequency range and vocal jitter predict late perceived vocal changes. Factors other than laryngeal nerve injury appear to alter post-thyroidectomy voice. The variability of patient symptoms underscores the importance of understanding the physiology of dysphonia.

publication date

  • December 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00000658-200212000-00015

PubMed ID

  • 12454521

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 823

end page

  • 32

volume

  • 236

number

  • 6