Issue N# 5 - 2017
Bilateral abductor vocal cord palsy a rare and delayed manifestation of Arnold Chiari malformation type I with syringomyelia
Authors : Al Omari B, Jackson R, Al Mousawi A, Sheahan P. (Gorleston-on-Sea, Cork)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2017;138,5:207-209.
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Bilateral abductor paralysis is a rare presentation of Arnold Chiari type 1 malformation in adults. A number of cases have been described in literature, predominately involving neonates and infants, however, only a handful have been described in adults. We present a case of delayed onset bilateral abductor vocal cord palsy in a 20-year-old male who was admitted to our institution with symptoms of acute upper airway obstruction where a radiological diagnosis of a type I Arnold Chiari malformation was made. We present its symptomatology and review the literature.
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