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Adductor Vocal Fold Palsy

  Still image at rest.

Still image upon phonation.


Adductor vocal fold palsy causes hoarse voice and its severity depends on the degree of phonatory gap and compensation of the unaffected vocal fold.  Permanent paralysis with significant hoarse voice can be improved with medialization thyroplasty procedure.


Bowing of right vocal cord with forward tilting of ipsilateral arytenoid complex.


 Video clip of left vocal fold palsy.


Watch video of vocal fold palsy with presbylaryngis @ YouTube

Overriding Arytenoid Complex in Vocal Fold Palsy

(+) - right arytenoid complex, arrow - cyst