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Laser arytenoidectomy for bilateral vocal fold palsy in Parkinson's disease.
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PMID:  16259666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of laser arytenoidectomy for bilateral abductor palsy of the vocal fold in a patient with Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is known to be a rare cause for bilateral vocal fold palsy and this is the second case reported in the English literature. Majority of the reports to date are in the non-English literature. Tracheostomy has been the classic treatment option offered to these patients. To date no report has been found in the literature about a laser arytenoidectomy being performed in a patient suffering from bilateral vocal fold palsy in Parkinson's disease. We have suggested this option as it improves the quality of life of the individual and avoids the difficulty faced by a Parkinson's patient in managing tracheostomy care due to bradykinesia, rigidity and tremor.
A Qayyum; K Mierzwa; M See; A Sharma; P Q Montgommery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  119     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-01     Completed Date:  2006-03-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  831-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arytenoid Cartilage / surgery*
Laser Therapy / methods*
Parkinson Disease / complications*
Vocal Cord Paralysis / etiology,  surgery*

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