Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2013 Mar;56(3):169-171. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2013.56.3.169.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome Presenting as Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School, Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Korea. leen3l@hanmail.net

Abstract

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) presenting as bilateral vocal cord paralysis is extremely rare. We report an unusual case of GBS in which the patient manifested hoarseness resulting from bilateral vocal cord paralysis. In conclusion, GBS needs to be considered as possible causes of new onset bilateral vocal cord paralysis. We emphasize that early recognition of atypical presentations of GBS warrants further evaluation and appropriate management.

Keyword

Guillain-Barre syndrome; Intravenous immunoglobulin; Vocal cord paralysis
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