chapter  63
Structural disorders of the vocal cords
ByYakubu Gadzama Karagama, Julian A. McGlashan
Pages 20

INTRODUCTION The larynx is a complex organ in the upper aerodigestive tract with multiple functions. Because of its location, any disease condition affecting the larynx may present with symptoms including hoarseness, breathing or swallowing difficulty and aspiration pneumonia; multiple symptoms are often seen. This chapter discusses a comprehensive approach to evaluation of the patient presenting with an altered voice.