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Description

Adductor spasmodic dysphonia is the most common form of spasmodic dysphonia. It is characterized by spasms that cause the vocal folds to close tightly and stiffen. This presentation seeks to compare the efficacy of traditional treatment and the efficacy of new microsurgery options. Both quality of life and vocal characteristics are important measurements to take into consideration when evaluating efficacy of treatment options. In addition the role of the speech language pathologist will be analyzed for each treatment option.

Publication Date

Spring 2015

Keywords

spasmodic dysphonia, laryngeal adduction, Botulinum toxin, Vocal quality

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia: diagnosis and treatment efficacy

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