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Neuralgic amyotrophy presenting with bilateral vocal cord paralysis in a child: a case report.
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PMID:  10402122     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute stridor and bilateral vocal cord paralysis is not uncommon in the neonate but is unusual in the older child. We report the first case of bilateral vocal cord paralysis secondary to neuralgic amyotrophy, a peripheral polyneuropathy, in a 5-year-old child. An extensive workup revealed a paralyzed right hemidiaphragm, arm weakness and an EMG pattern consistent with neuralgic amyotrophy. Neuralgic amyotrophy is an uncommon disorder in pediatric patients which may involve cranial and peripheral nerves including the phrenic nerves and rarely the recurrent laryngeal nerves. We propose that the diagnosis be considered in children who present with bilateral vocal cord paralysis and other associated neurologic findings.
W C To; D N Traquina
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-21     Completed Date:  1999-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brachial Plexus / physiopathology
Brachial Plexus Neuritis / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Bronchoscopy / methods
Child, Preschool
Laryngoscopy / methods
Phrenic Nerve / physiopathology
Radiography, Thoracic
Vocal Cord Paralysis / complications,  diagnosis*,  etiology

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