Spasmodic Dysphonia

Spasmodic dysphonia is a disorder that causes periods of spasm to the muscles of the larynx (voice box). This makes the person's voice strained and difficult to understand. The risk factors include family history, upper respiratory tract infection, trauma to the larynx, and voice over use.

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Is surgery advisable for abductor spasmodic dysphonia?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from abductor spasmodic dysphonia diagnosed nearly 11 years ago and I have received Botox injections every three to four months since then. Generally, they did work over the years until the last two years or so outcomes have been very poor. The last Botox shots by GA (six un...  Read Full »


Dr. Girish Subash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, you have to know that among spasmodic dysphonias, abductor variety is the least common type. In this, your vocal cord is away from the other vocal cord and the muscle is in unrestricted contraction resulting in voiceless or breathy voice. So, the treatment...  Read Full »

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