Common movement disorders affecting the larynx: A report from the neurolaryngology committee of the AAO-HNS

Albert L. Merati, Yolanda D. Heman-Ackah, Mona Abaza, Kenneth W. Altman, Lucian Sulica, Steven Belamowicz

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Abstract

Laryngeal physiology depends on dynamic neuromuscular forces acting on a basic framework of cartilage and specialized soft tissues, that is, the vocal folds. A working understanding of this organ in health and disease requires knowledge of specific neurological processes that may affect voice, swallowing, and airway regulation. Neuromuscular impairment continues to be a dominant topic in the study of laryngeal disorders. This subcommittee presentation reviews important aspects of the neurolaryngeal history and physical examination. After this foundation, 4 common movement disorders affecting the larynx are covered in separate subsections. These are stroke, Parkinson's disease, laryngeal tremor, and spasmodic dysphonia. State-of-the-art reviews reflecting our understanding of these clinical issues are presented in this summary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)654-665
Number of pages12
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume133
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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