Transient vocal fold immobility

Gregory N. Postma, William W. Shockley

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Temporary vocal fold immobility resolving in 4 weeks or less is considered a transient immobility. Many different disorders may lead to this type of laryngeal motion impairment. It is important for otolaryngologists to be familiar with the differential diagnosis for transient vocal fold immobility in order to optimize the management of these unusual cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Vocal cord
  • Vocal fold

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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