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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