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Medfødt bilateral stemmebåndsparese

Læge Lars Christian Meyer & overlæge Christian Godballe Odense Universitetshospital, Øre-næse-halskirurgisk Afdeling
Ugeskr Læger 2009;171(3):126-128
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Summary Congenital bilateral vocal cord paralysis Ugeskr Læger 2009;171(3):126-128 Congenital bilateral vocal cord paralysis (CBVCP) is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition and awareness of the condition is necessary to ensure early diagnosis and treatment. This case describes a 25-month-old boy suffering from CBVCP. The main symptoms at birth were inspiratory stridor combined with a normal voice and feeding problems. The difficulties in achieving the right diagnosis are demonstrated, and the treatment so far, including tracheotomy and a feeding tube, is outlined. The importance of fibre optic laryngoscopy in both diagnosis and control is stressed.
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