CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 459-461

Unusual cause of bilateral vocal cord paralysis


Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. W M Hajjar
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, P.O. Box 7805, Riyadh 11472
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.177323

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The most common cause of vocal cord paralysis (VCP) as a result of recurrent laryngeal nerve compression is malignant tumors. A benign and inflammatory causes of VCP is rarely reported in the literature, and in almost all reported cases it was a unilateral paralysis. We report a rare case of tuberculous mediastinal lymphadenopathy causing bilateral VCP in a young female patient.


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