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Immobile vocal fold secondary to thyroid abscess: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10893836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vocal fold paralysis as a result of a thyroid abscess is extremely rare. In this article, we report only the second documented case of such a finding. The paralysis was discovered after our patient, a 40-year-old woman, had come to the office with a complaint of discomfort in the right lower neck. Computed tomography confirmed the presence of an abscess in the posterior thyroid gland. Fine-needle aspiration did not identify any inflammatory or suspicious cells. The abscess was treated with hemithyroidectomy, and the paralysis resolved 3 weeks later. There has been no recurrence after 4 years.
D Myssiorek; J Lee; M Shikowitz; R Sarnataro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0145-5613     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-21     Completed Date:  2000-08-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, N.Y., USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Thyroid Diseases / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vocal Cord Paralysis / etiology*

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