Management of Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis/Paresis: A Laryngologist's Perspective This manuscript is a follow up to a panel presentation on “Vocal Fold Paresis & Paralysis: Controversies in Evaluation & Management,” which was held during the 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention in San Diego, California. In addition to me, the other members of the panel included Sarah L. Schneider, ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2012
Management of Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis/Paresis: A Laryngologist's Perspective
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  • Mark Courey
    UCSF Voice Center, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, California
  • Disclosure: Mark Courey has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
    Disclosure: Mark Courey has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.×
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Article   |   November 01, 2012
Management of Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis/Paresis: A Laryngologist's Perspective
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2012, Vol. 22, 121-130. doi:10.1044/vvd22.3.121
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2012, Vol. 22, 121-130. doi:10.1044/vvd22.3.121

This manuscript is a follow up to a panel presentation on “Vocal Fold Paresis & Paralysis: Controversies in Evaluation & Management,” which was held during the 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention in San Diego, California. In addition to me, the other members of the panel included Sarah L. Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP, Director, Speech-Language Pathology Service, UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center; Nelson Roy, PhD, Professor, Speech & Language Pathology, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Utah; and Marshall Smith, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of Utah. During the panel, I was tasked with presenting the reasons for controversies in the diagnosis and management of vocal fold paralysis. In this manuscript, I will summarize my portion of that presentation and will provide additional information on management options for unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) from the perspective of a laryngologist.

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