Unilateral vocal fold agenesis: An unusual cause of dysphonia

Ceylan A. , Celenk F., Yilmaz M.

B-ENT, cilt.4, sa.2, ss.121-122, 2008 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: B-ENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.121-122


Unilateral vocal fold agenesis: an unusual cause of dysphonia. Unilateral vocal fold agenesis is a rare congenital laryngeal anomaly. To our knowledge, there have been no published reports about this clinical entity to date. A 6-year-old female patient was referred to our practice for persistent hoarseness of voice since birth. On physical examination, her voice was hoarse and reduced in volume. She had facial features typical of Down syndrome and macroglossia. Laryngeal examination revealed the absence of the right vocal fold. She had no further evaluation or treatment.