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(Cranial nerve 3 palsy)
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  • Neurosarcoidosis Presenting Initially as Idiopathic Vocal Cord Paralysis. [Journal Article]
  • AOAnn Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2018 Oct 26; :3489418808814
  • Wu TJ, Lewis SM, Woo P
  • CONCLUSIONS: Neurosarcoidosis is not usually considered in the differential diagnosis of vocal cord paralysis. At initial presentation, all patients lacked other cranial neuropathies and systemic sarcoidosis manifestations, making diagnosis difficult. Otolaryngologists should be aware of this rare presentation, as prompt diagnosis by brain magnetic resonance imaging with or without central nervous system biopsy, as opposed to traditional chest radiography or computed tomography for the workup of peripheral nerve injury, is necessary. Serial laryngeal examinations are recommended for close monitoring of progressive disease and recommending treatment. Injection or medialization laryngoplasty can provide improvements in voicing but not swallow.
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