Vocal fold paralysis, unilateral

Neurogenic inability of one vocal fold to move. Unilateral paralysis is associated with weak voice of a degree that can vary between individuals. Symptoms may include one or more of the following: weak, air-wasting dysphonia, inability to be heard in noisy locations, a tendency of the voice to be somewhat stronger in the morning but to “fade” with use, and a tendency to cough when drinking thin liquids.

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