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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2000 Feb;33(1):131-49.

Vocal cord paralysis in infants and children.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

Abstract

Vocal cord paralysis is the second most common cause of neonatal stridor. Recognition of laryngeal paralysis warrants further evaluation for an underlying etiology as it is frequently a manifestation of a multisystem anomaly. Initial intervention must concentrate on airway stabilization and treatment of any underlying conditions. Management strategies should be individualized and focus on maintenance of a safe and stable airway, acquisition of intelligible speech, and deglutition without aspiration.

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