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Adductor spastic dysphonia: 1 1/2 years after recurrent laryngeal nerve resection.
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PMID:  7469292     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
After recurrent laryngeal nerve resection for adductor spastic dysphonia, the voices of 37 patients (ages 39 to 79 years) were assessed 24 hours, 1 month, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery, and those of 33 patients up to 1 1/2 years after surgery. By 24 hours after surgery, 97% of patients had improved and 3% had failed; by 1 month, 97% were still improved while 3% had failed; by 6 months, 92% had maintained improvement while 8% had failed; by 1 year, 68% were still improved but 32% had failed; and by a 1 1/2 years, 61% were still improved while 39% had failed. The patients whose voices improved varied from one another in both type and degree of residual dysphonia. The typical postsurgical voice was free of spasm, with some breathiness, hoarseness, and reduced volume being present. The voices of some patients approached normalcy. To most patients, relief from the physical effort to phonate was as important as the improved voice. Continued long-term follow-up studies and careful, collaborative selection of surgical candidates are needed.
A E Aronson; L W DeSanto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:    1981 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-24     Completed Date:  1981-04-24     Revised Date:  2006-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Laryngeal Nerves / surgery*
Middle Aged
Muscle Spasticity
Videotape Recording
Voice Disorders / physiopathology,  surgery*
Voice Quality

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