Laryngeal nerve crush for spastic dysphonia

Hugh F. Biller, Max L. Som, William Lawson

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Four patients with spastic dysphonia refractory to speech and phychiatric therapy were treated by crushing the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Vocal cord paralysis was produced in all patients. Vocal spasticity subsided in all patients. Vocal cord motion returned in four to six months. Three of four patients remained free of spasticity for a minimum of 24 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-532
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1979


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