Guttman sign (larynx)

Guttman sign is a clinical sign relating to the function of the larynx.

In normal subjects, frontal pressure on the thyroid cartilage lowers the tone of voice produced and lateral pressure produces a higher tone of voice. The opposite is true with paralysis of the cricothyroid muscle.

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Article Information

rID: 6883
System: Head & Neck
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Guttman Sign - larynx

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