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Vocal Cord Paralysis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Vocal Cord Paralysis
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RDF Unique Identifier
coordinate with RECURRENT LARYNGEAL NERVE if pertinent
Scope Note
Congenital or acquired paralysis of one or both VOCAL CORDS. This condition is caused by defects in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, the VAGUS NERVE and branches of LARYNGEAL NERVES. Common symptoms are VOICE DISORDERS including HOARSENESS or APHONIA.
Entry Term(s)
Acquired Vocal Cord Palsy
Bilateral Vocal Cord Paresis
Congenital Vocal Cord Palsy
Laryngeal Nerve Palsy, Recurrent
Laryngeal Paralysis
Paralysis, Unilateral, Vocal Cord
Paralysis, Vocal Cord, Unilateral
Partial Paralysis (Paresis) Vocal Cords
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Palsy
Total Vocal Cord Paralysis
Unilateral Paralysis, Vocal Cord
Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis
Unilateral Vocal Cord Paresis
Vocal Cord Palsy
Vocal Cord Palsy, Congenital
Vocal Cord Paralysis, Unilateral
Vocal Cord Paresis
Vocal Fold Palsy
NLM Classification #
WV 535
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Vocal Cord Paralysis Preferred
Bilateral Vocal Cord Paresis Narrower
Congenital Vocal Cord Palsy Narrower
Unilateral Vocal Cord Paresis Narrower
Laryngeal Paralysis Broader
Paralysis, Unilateral, Vocal Cord Narrower
Partial Paralysis (Paresis) Vocal Cords Narrower
Acquired Vocal Cord Palsy Narrower
Laryngeal Nerve Palsy, Recurrent Related
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