What is vocal cord paralysis?
Also known as: calluses of the vocal fold, vocal cord lesions.
The vocal cords not only produce sound, they also keep the windpipe free of food and liquid. When the vocal cords stop moving due to problems with nerve impulses, it causes problems with all these vocal cord functions and is known as vocal cord paralysis.
Reviewed by: Brian Ho, MD
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