Journal of Laryngology and Voice

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5--9

Unilateral pediatric vocal cord paralysis: Evolving trends


Nancy Grover, Abir Bhattacharyya 
 Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Whipps Cross Hospital, London, E11 1NR, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Nancy Grover
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Whipps Cross Hospital, London, E11 1NR
United Kingdom

Unilateral vocal cord paralysis (UVCP) in children is a rare and challenging disorder for the pediatric otolaryngologist. The overall etiology differs from that in adults, iatrogenic causes are the commonest, followed by traumatic - birth or intubation trauma and neurologic causes. Prolonged spontaneous recovery occurs in up to 50% of cases. Management strategies used for adults have evolved and been utilized in children, with increasing reports of surgical intervention over the last decade. However, number of children treated remains small with no long-term follow-up. We used the terms źDQ╗vocal cord palsy,źDQ╗ źDQ╗vocal cord paresis,źDQ╗ źDQ╗vocal fold immobilityźDQ╗ each limited by źDQ╗paediatric,źDQ╗ źDQ╗children,źDQ╗ to search Medline, Embase, PubMed, Cochrane, and CINHAL. Reference lists were crosschecked to include relevant studies. Only English language literature was searched. Studies specifically relating to unilateral vocal cord or containing relevant data were identified and analyzed. We present our review of literature on pediatric UVCP with emphasis on various interventions for management, especially the growing experience with laryngeal re-innervation.


How to cite this article:
Grover N, Bhattacharyya A. Unilateral pediatric vocal cord paralysis: Evolving trends.J Laryngol Voice 2012;2:5-9


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Grover N, Bhattacharyya A. Unilateral pediatric vocal cord paralysis: Evolving trends. J Laryngol Voice [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Oct 18 ];2:5-9
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