Volume 26
Number 1
Mar 2018
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Case Reports
V. Jain, V. Jain, H. Sapra

Vocal cord palsy in stroke patients is an uncommon manifestation and occurs when an area of the cerebral cortex or brainstem suppling the recurrent laryngeal nerve branch of the vagus is damaged. A stroke which affects the motor cortex does not usually cause paresis of the vocal cords as the vagus nerve nucleus is innervated by the corticobulbar tract from both sides of the brain. We present a unique case of sudden onset of bilateral vocal cord palsy due to left fronto-parieto-insular stroke presenting on the eighth day of ictus.

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