Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Reversibility of a Vocal Cord Palsy Following Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of a Clinically Impalpable Thyroid Nodule

Hazama Mohamad1, Irfan Mohamad1*, Nik Fariza Husna Nik Hassan1,2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
2Speech Pathology Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Corresponding author : Irfan Mohamad
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Tel: 609-7676420; Fax: 609-7676424
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 22, 2013 Accepted: February 16, 2014 Published: February 24, 2014
Citation: Mohamad H, Mohamad I, Nik Hassan NF (2014) Reversibility of a Vocal Cord Palsy Following Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of a Clinically Impalpable Thyroid Nodule. J Otol Rhinol 3:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000150

Abstract

Reversibility of a Vocal Cord Palsy Following Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of a Clinically Impalpable Thyroid Nodule

Vocal cord paralysis due to benign thyroid lesions, though very rare can also cause vocal cord palsy. Surgical intervention to the lesion is usually needed to release the pressure. We report a rare case of a vocal cord palsy caused by benign thyroid nodule that was detected only on computed tomography scan. Reversibility of vocal cord palsy was noted at two months after ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for cytology of the deep-seated thyroid nodule.

Keywords: Vocal cord palsy; Thyroid nodule; Compression; Reversible; Needle aspiration

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