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CASE REPORT

An Unusual Presentation of Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis due to Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Priyanka Agrawal, Pradnya Kulkarni

Citation Information : Agrawal P, Kulkarni P. An Unusual Presentation of Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis due to Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2014; 4 (1):27-29.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10023-1075

Published Online: 00-06-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

Spinal muscular atrophy is a rare autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder. We report a case of 62-year-old female of spinal muscular atrophy presenting with bilateral vocal fold paralysis, her diagnosis and management.

Objective

Case report of a case of spinal muscular atrophy presenting with bilateral vocal fold paralysis.

Conclusion

Spinomuscular atrophy though rarely associated with laryngeal symptoms should be kept in mind as a possible etiology of bilateral vocal fold paralysis. The surgical decision and the postoperative sequeale will be affected due to the presence of this disease and thus a high index of suspicion is required.

How to cite this article

Nerurkar NK, Deshmukh S, Agrawal P, Kulkarni P. An Unusual Presentation of Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis due to Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2014;4(1):27-29.


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