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Vocal Cord Paralysis

Conditions Related to Vocal Cord Paralysis

A number of related conditions of vocal cord paralysis either cause or may worsen the disorder. Lung and thyroid cancers and tumors of the head and neck are known to contribute to the development of vocal cord paralysis. Degenerative neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Myasthenia Gravis and multiple sclerosis also cause damage to the laryngeal nerves. Accidentally inhaling food or liquid can result in choking and the development of aspiration pneumonia, a potentially serious health risk.

Locations for Vocal Cord Paralysis