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Vocal cord paralysis

Posted by @ajane in Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat, Nov 4, 2012

I have left vocal cord paralysis . Had injection surgery twice with no benefit. I'm a active professional and need to talk. anyone out there found success with treatment at Mayo clinic ?


Posted by @jimjudym4, Nov 25, 2012

I have vocal cord paralysis on both of my cords. I am now recovering from surgery #6. I do go to NY to a wonderful doctor but I would be interested if anyone out there has had these problems also and have gont to Mayo Clinic.


Posted by @ken45140, Nov 25, 2012

I had right vocal cord paralysis with left bowing and atrophy. Raspy voice for 13 months. Injection medialization improved voice for 4 weeks, but as predicted it reverted to raspy. Very hard to communicate. I had a Gore-Tex thyroplasty on Jun 1, 2012 and have had normal voice from about August until now. Voice quality and volume near normal. The recovery from the thyroplasty is moderately difficult as the swallowing mechanism is way off due to localized edema. Once that resolves, then speaking is as normal as it can be.


Posted by @jimjudym4, Nov 28, 2012

Hi, I do not know what a Gore-Tex thyroplasty is. Could you explain a little?

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