ATTENTION TO THE VOCAL CORD AFTER THYROID SURGERY

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ATTENTION TO THE VOCAL CORD AFTER THYROID SURGERY

Turkey iHealth member and hospital Otolaryngologist and head and neck surgery specialist Assoc. Dr. stated that one of the common causes of bilateral vocal cord paralysis is thyroid surgeries. Assoc. Dr. said that the vast majority of patients experience hoarseness or shortness of breath immediately after surgery, and vocal cord examination should be performed as soon as possible in these patients.

Contact the specialist

An associate professor who says that bilateral vocal cord paralysis develops due to thyroid surgery in almost every patient. Dr. noted that it can also rarely be seen after radiation therapy applied to the neck area or the use of certain cancer drugs. Stating that patients with bilateral vocal cord paralysis experience respiratory distress, Assoc. Dr. said, “Although hoarseness may occur in some patients, the main complaint in bilateral vocal cord paralysis is shortness of breath. Patients who experience such problems after thyroid surgery should definitely be evaluated by an otolaryngologist in Antalya Turkey,” he said.

Diagnosis by examination

An associate professor who says that the vocal cords look perfectly healthy in bilateral vocal cord paralysis. Dr. “In vocal cord paralysis, the nerves that move the vocal cord, not the vocal cords, are damaged, and therefore the movement of the vocal cords is disrupted. In the endoscopic examination of the vocal cords, we see that they cannot make the opening movement, and the diagnosis of bilateral vocal cord paralysis, clarify it this way,” he said.

Laser breathing opening surgery

Assoc., who said that methods such as botox injection, pulling the vocal cord to the side with a seam and making a hole in the neck can be applied in the treatment of bilateral vocal cord paralysis. Dr. emphasized that one of the successful methods of treatment is “laser breathing opening” surgery, which is performed by entering through the mouth without requiring any incision from the neck. After this operation, patients develop some hoarseness in their voice, Assoc. Dr. continued: “Our patients return to their daily activities when their breathing improves and their respiratory distress improves.
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A significant part of patients with bilateral vocal cord paralysis get used to respiratory distress over time and continue their lives in this way for many years. But patients with little clearance between the two vocal cords may have a complete blockage of the airways during an upper respiratory tract infection that they have suffered, and in emergency conditions, a hole in the neck may be required.

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For this reason, patients with bilateral vocal paralysis should be monitored by an ENT doctor in Turkey who specializes in voice and airway surgery at accredited JCI hospitals.”

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