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Pediatric Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion

What is paradoxical vocal fold motion?

According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM) is a voice a disorder. The vocal folds (cords) behave in a normal fashion almost all of the time; but, when an episode of PVFM occurs, the vocal cords inappropriately close when they should open during inspiration.

Prevention and Risk Assessment

  • What are the risks of paradoxical vocal fold motion?

Diagnosis

  • How is paradoxical vocal fold motion diagnosed?

Treatments

  • How is paradoxical vocal fold motion treated?

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