J Korean Soc Laryngol Phoniatr Logoped.  2022 Apr;33(1):45-49. 10.22469/jkslp.2022.33.1.45.

A Case of Voice Therapy for Post-Thyroidectomy Syndrome

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  • 1Voice Clinic, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejon, Korea
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea

Abstract

Post-thyroidectomy syndrome refers to various voice changes experienced after the thyroid surgery. Among them, surgery or injection therapy has been prioritized over voice therapy for the bilateral vocal cord paralysis. However, if it is possible to determine whether voice therapy can be applied first, a faster treatment recovery will be possible. In this study, voice therapy was performed on a 59-year-old female patient with bilateral vocal cord paralysis after total thyroidectomy. This study is to presents the criteria for applying the voice therapy first for bilateral vocal folds paralysis and to share successful voice therapy sessions.

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Post-thyroidectomy syndrome; Bilateral vocal paralysis; Voice therapy; 갑상선 수술 후 증후군; 양측성 성대마비; 음성치료
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