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Bilateral Vocal Cord Palsy following short term Ventilation: A Case Report

Author(s): Jayashree C Patki | C Vikramaditya | Harshal Dholke

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 12;
Issue: 19;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: laparoscopic surgery | hoarseness of voice | bilateral vocal cord palsy | short term ventilation | endotracheal intubation

A 55yr old hypertensive female patient with diagnosis of left sided diaphragmatic eventration was admitted for laproscopic repair. Postoperatively she was put on elective ventilation for next 18hrs. The patient complained of phonation difficulty and cough with expectoration following extubation. The patient was found to have bilateral adductor cord palsy on direct laryngoscopy.
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