Vocal cord paralysis - lung apical tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Ayman Elmesalamy


Voice changes with a clinical diagnosis of right sided cord paralysis

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Right sided vocal cord adduction in patient with bilateral lung apical tuberculosis changes with cavitation  

Case Discussion

The patient has changes in his voice and has been clinically diagnosed as a right-sided cord paralysis; the MRI axial images corroborate this showing adduction of the right-sided vocal cord. On the coronal images, there are features of bilateral apical lung changes with cavitations compatible with the patient's known history of pulmonary tuberculosis.

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Case information

rID: 26136
Published: 1st Dec 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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