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November 1973

Laryngoptosis: An Unusual Case of Hoarseness

Author Affiliations

Gainesville, Fla
From the Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;98(5):356-357. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780020368018

We recently treated a boy with inferior displacement of the larynx, caused by a shortened, fibrotic right sternothyroid muscle. Following division of the fibrotic muscle, the larynx ascended to a more normal position.

Since surgery, the patient's presenting symptom, hoarseness, has gradually regressed.

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