Laryngopharyngeal dysfunction from the implant vagal nerve stimulator Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
  • Epilepsy
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Pharyngeal Diseases
  • Vagus Nerve

abstract

  • Patients in whom a vagal nerve stimulator is placed can have adverse side effects. These can be related to the surgical manipulation of the vagus nerve, resulting in a temporary paresis of the vocal folds. A second set of side effects is related to the actual electrical stimulation of the device, and these side effects can directly affect the laryngeal musculature.

publication date

  • February 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005537-200302000-00005

PubMed ID

  • 12567072

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 221

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 113

number

  • 2