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September 1974

Midline Vocal Cord Fixation in the Newborn: A New Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;100(3):219. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780040227015

Interarytenoid fixation, instead of bilateral vocal cord paralysis, can be present in the newborn. To our knowledge, our patient was the first whose condition was diagnosed as a paralysis. However, before surgical correction of the airway, fixation was demonstrated and lack of paralysis verified by electromyography.

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