Unilateral vocal fold paralysis is a common finding in otolaryngology practice. Various etiologies is known to cause this condition are neck surgery, cancer, neck trauma, neurological disorders and idiopathic The aim of this study was to determine the possible etiologies of unilateral vocal fold paralysis among adult patients. A prospective hospital based study was conducted at OtoLaryngology Department, at Al-Thawra Teaching Hospital, Sana'a, Yemen, during the period January 2015-June 2018.Patients have unilateral vocal fold paralysis were enrolling in this study. All patients underwent to history, clinical examination, laboratory investigations, and radiological studies. A total of 80 patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis, males (73.6%), females (26.4%). The age ranged from18 to-8o years. Peripheral causes in (93.7%).and central causes only in (6%) patients. Idiopathic (32.5%,malignancy (31.2%)trauma ( 21.2%) ,TB (7.5%).Left vocal fold paralysis was the most findings. Idiopathic was the most common cause flowed by malignancies and trauma. Regarding the position of the vocal fold paramedian position was found in ( 87.5%) patients while the lateral position was in (12.5%).Thyroidectomy continues to be the single most surgical procedures responsible for unilateral vocal fold paralysis.
Muthanna, Ali Obaid
"Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis in Adults: Etiological Factors in Yemen,"
Hadhramout University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences: Vol. 17
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/huj_nas/vol17/iss2/1