Intubation injury

Injury, typically to the posterior part of both vocal folds, caused by an [intlink id=”166″ type=”post”]endotracheal tube[/intlink]. The latter may be used briefly during [intlink id=”192″ type=”post”]general anesthesia[/intlink] for surgery, but may be in place for much longer in persons suffering respiratory failure or neurological injury. When severe, the hallmark vocal phenomenology is [intlink id=”67″ type=”post”]breathy-pressed phonation[/intlink].

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