Dyspnea Associated with Vocal Cord Paralysis and Type-2 Chiari Malformation
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Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Van, Turkey
Women and Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Van, Turkey
Publication date: 2013-07-09
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Avni Kaya   

Office address: Women and Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics Van, Turkey Home address: Vali Mithat Bey mah. Sıhke cad. Beyaz Elmas sitesi B blok no: 8 Van, Turkey
Eur J Gen Med 2013;10(3):170-172
The etiology of vocal cord paralysis is highly variable. Neurological, birth trauma, surgical procedure and idiopathic are notable causes. Clinical findings are different according to type of paralysis. Vocal cord paralysis can be seen unilateral or bilateral. Bilateral vocal cord paralysis are more severe clinical findings than according to unilateral paralysis. We report a 9-month child. He was admitted to hospital with stridor and cyanosis He was diagnosed Chiari malformation type 2 and bilateral vocal cord paralysis. Chiari malformation type 2 related vocal cord paralysis can severely respiratory failure.
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