Transient Vocal Cord Paralysis Following Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy for a Thyroid Nodule

Alkan, Seyhan; Koşar, Alper Tolga; Erdurak, Selçuk Cem; Dadaş, Burhan
February 2009
Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery;Feb2009, Vol. 38 Issue 1, pE14
Academic Journal
Case Study
A case report on transient vocal cord paralysis after ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) for a thyroid nodule is presented. A 28-year-old female patient complained of hoarseness immediately after the needle biopsy. Larynx endoscopy indicated vocal cord paralysis occurred on the same side of the thyroid lobe where the FNAB was done.


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