The natural history of idiopathic unilateral vocal fold paralysis: Evidence and problems Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Recovery of Function
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

abstract

  • Review of available evidence reveals a highly variable rate of return of motion in IVFP. The rate of return of normal voice is consistently higher, although similarly variable. The marked differences in rates of recovery among reports appears to be the result of variable definitions of recovery, oversimplified all-or-none notions of paralysis and recovery, and inconsistent reporting of time elapsed from onset of paralysis to evaluation. All of these factors should be addressed in future prospective studies to shed further light on the natural history of vocal fold paralysis.

publication date

  • July 2008

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MLG.0b013e31816f27ee

PubMed ID

  • 18496160

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1303

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 118

number

  • 7