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Sarcoidosis presenting as bilateral vocal cord paralysis from bilateral compression of the recurrent laryngeal nerves from thoracic adenopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18468852     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bilateral true vocal fold paralysis is rarely attributable to inflammatory diseases. We describe what appears to be the first case in the medical literature of sarcoidosis presenting as isolated, bilateral true vocal cord paralysis resulting from compressive bilateral mediastinal adenopathy. The presenting symptoms, clinical outcome, radiographs and laryngeal findings are discussed in detail. Sarcoidosis should therefore be added to the differential diagnosis of bilateral vocal fold paralysis.
Charles S Coffey; Stacey L Vallejo; Emily K Farrar; Marc A Judson; Lucinda A Halstead
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1873-4588     ISO Abbreviation:  J Voice     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-31     Completed Date:  2009-10-30     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8712262     Medline TA:  J Voice     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  631-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Larynx / pathology,  radiography
Lymphatic Diseases / complications*,  pathology
Nerve Compression Syndromes* / complications,  diagnosis
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve* / pathology
Sarcoidosis / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vocal Cord Paralysis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology

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