Sorry, your search did not match any doctors. Here are some other doctors that we have hand
picked for you!
Show Doctors near me
That's all we have from Ernakulam, Kochi. Here are some top doctors from nearby cities
VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS
Vocal cord paralysis occurs when the nerve impulses to your voice box (larynx) are disrupted. This results in paralysis of the vocal cord muscles. It can affect your ability to speak and even breathe. Vocal cord paralysis is caused by head and neck injuries, tumors, disease, surgery, or stroke. The vagus nerve has branches that run from the brainstem to the larynx (voice box) and controls the movement of the vocal cords. Damage to the vagus nerve is the specific cause of vocal cord paralysis.
HOW IS VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the vocal cord paralysis is done through blood tests and scans along with Laryngoscopy and also Laryngeal electromyography.
HOW IS VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS TREATED?
A general physician would give you some throat exercises for easing the symptoms and improve your voice box strength. For more acute cases, a surgical process is done that includes bulk injections, structural implants, Tracheotomy, Replacing the damaged nerve (reinnervation) and also Vocal cord repositioning.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nerve impulses that reach the voice box are disrupted due to Vocal Cord Paralysis