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Clinical Note
June 2007

Airway Augmentation and Maintenance Through Laryngeal Chemodenervation in Children With Impaired Vocal Fold Mobility

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Primary Children's Medical Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133(6):610-612. doi:10.1001/archotol.133.6.610

Botulinum toxin has a variety of therapeutic uses. In the larynx, it has mainly been used to treat the voice disorder known as spasmodic dysphonia. It has also been used to treat some patients with laryngeal disorders affecting breathing.13 These patients were generally found to have excessive laryngeal adduction during respiration.

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