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Vocal cord paralysis

Posted by @ajane, 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 ?



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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.


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Posted by @marydwyer51, Fri, Aug 25 5:41am

I have bilateral paralysis and I totally understand what you are going through. Every treatment option is a guessing game as we suffer everyday and have few options. Because I’m off to work now I cannot expound but I am so happy to finally find a GROUP. I will be more specific in my answer later but just know you are not alone in this.

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Posted by @jamienolson, Fri, Aug 25 4:51pm

Hi @marydwyer51! Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! I’m glad you found the community and were able to offer support to past and future readers. It’s really what the community is about… welcome! 🙂

I’m sorry to hear about your struggle with vocal cord paralysis but happy you have found some people here that you can connect with. I would like to introduce you to members @dand,@jimjudym4,@jennybell, @ksparekh, @romorrill and @seaside162– All people here discussing the same topic

@marydwyer51, what questions do you have for the group regarding bilateral paralysis? If you feel comfortable answering, how long have you had it? What kind of treatment regimens have you been placed on? Has anyone had great benefit from therapy?

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Posted by @hopeful33250, Sat, Aug 26 3:30pm

I appreciate your joining our discussion, @marydwyer51, and welcome to Mayo Connect. I also have had surgery for a paralyzed vocal cord and I am grateful for the surgical treatment that I received. We look forward to hearing more about your journey,



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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.


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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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