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Vocal fold palsy due to plombage for tuberculosis.
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PMID:  15829068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 67-year-old patient, who had previously undergone Lucite ball plombage for pulmonary tuberculosis, presented with a hoarse voice, intermittent stridor and breathlessness. Direct laryngoscopy confirmed a left vocal fold palsy. A left supraclavicular mass became apparent and a computerized tomograph (CT) scan showed that a Lucite ball had migrated into her supraclavicular fossa. Subsequently she developed left arm pain and weakness. The balls were removed surgically, following which her arm symptoms improved but her voice remained unchanged. Migration of implanted material should be considered when new symptoms appear in patients who have undergone plombage treatment.
G C Barnett; I E Smith; F C Wells; J M Shneerson
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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 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-14     Completed Date:  2005-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Oncology Centre, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Collapse Therapy / adverse effects*
Foreign-Body Migration / complications*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / surgery*
Vocal Cord Paralysis / etiology*

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