Recurrent paresis (also called vocal fold paralysis, laryngeal paralysis, paresis, vocal fold arrest, vocal fold reduced mobility) is damage to the laryngeal nerve (recurrent nerve) and leads to paralysis of the vocal fold. Causes of vocal cord paralysis are often operations or diseases of the neck or upper thorax (i.e. thyroid, carotid artery, cervical spine, heart, lungs, lymph node enlargement but also metastases). Often, however, there is no identifiable cause. As a result, the movement of the vocal fold of the affected side is disturbed and the vocal folds no longer close properly.
Our voice clinic is highly specialized is diagnosing all reasons and effects of Recurrent nerve paresis and offers state-of-art therapeutical options to regain a mostly normal voice function. Patients come from all over the world for phonosurgical treatment, e.g. injection laryngoplasty (augmentation).