A novel technique for clinical assessment of laryngeal nerve conduction: Normal and abnormal results Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Electromyography
  • Laryngeal Nerves
  • Neural Conduction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


  • We describe a novel, clinically applicable conduction study of laryngeal nerves. Normative electrodiagnostic values and variations of the reflex responses of the laryngeal adductor muscles in response to irritative stimulation of the laryngeal mucosa (Laryngeal Closure Reflex) are proposed. By enabling the determination of electrophysiological parameters of the superior laryngeal and recurrent laryngeal branches of cranial nerve X (CN X), this procedure, which is used as an adjunct to laryngeal electromyography, may provide earlier and more accurate information regarding the extent and grade of nerve injury. Because injury grade relates directly to prognosis, the information derived from this test may have clinical relevance in determining optimal treatment.

publication date

  • September 2013



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4014448

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/lary.23950

PubMed ID

  • 23835889

Additional Document Info

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  • 2202

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  • 8


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