Vocal Fold Paralysis and Paresis
Vocal fold paralysis is a condition in which one or more nerves in the vocal folds work poorly, and the vocal fold does not move or deform normally. In most cases, the vocal folds do not close or do not close well. Also, the vocal folds may not elongate normally to produce high pitch. In other cases, which are rare, the vocal folds do not come apart properly, and breathing can be difficult. Paresis is a similar condition, only less severe.
Vocal fold paralysis and paresis can be caused by many different things. One of the most common causes appears to be viral: a person gets a cold or upper respiratory flu, resulting in temporary laryngitis that then does not resolve normally. Other common causes are surgery (chest, neck, or shoulder surgery), heart problems, and more rarely, tumors or brain diseases.
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