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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 13(3); 1970 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1970;13(3): 55-9.
A Clinical Observation of the Vocal Cord Paralysis
Kil Sang Oh, MD1, Hi Chun Choi, MD2
1;Department Otolaryngology, 17th Army Hospital, Kwang Ju, 2;Department of Otolaryngology, Chonnam University Medical School, Korea
聲帶痲痺에 關한 臨床的考察
吳吉相1 · 崔熙千2
第17陸軍病院 耳鼻咽喉科1;全南大學校 醫科大學 耳鼻咽喉科學敎室2;
ABSTRACT

The position of the vocal cord in recurrent nerve paralysis has been discussed for a long time by many authors. The Semon-Rosenbach's law of the vocal cord paralysis does not give a law which can be generally applied to all cases of recurrent nerve paralysis since. Wagner-Grossman's theory has been introduced. A clinical observation was made on 60 vocal cord paralyses experienced during the peried of January 1963 through December 1967 and following results were obtained : 1) There were 54 males (90%) and 6 females (10%), 9 times more frequent in male than female. 2) Age distribution showed predilection for 5th and 6th decades with 18 cases (30%). 3) The left side of vocal cord was most frequent site in 32 cases (53.3%). 4) Most of cases (55%) had visited within 2 months after onset of symptoms. 5) Neoplastic origin was most frequently occurred in 24 cases (40%). 6) The position of the vocal cord paralysis showed median or paramedian in 41 cases (68.3%).

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