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Bilateral vocal cord palsy as a sole presentation of acquired syphilis

Asha'ari, Zamzil Amin and Razali, Mohd Sayuti and Raja Lope Ahmad, Raja Ahmad Al'konee (2010) Bilateral vocal cord palsy as a sole presentation of acquired syphilis. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences , 17 (2). pp. 56-60. ISSN 2180-4303 (O), 1394-195X (P)

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Bilateral vocal cord palsy is almost always caused by neck surgery, particularly surgery of the thyroid. We report a case of bilateral vocal cord palsy requiring emergency surgery to relieve the airway obstruction as the sole presentation of acquired syphilis. As the incidence of syphilis worldwide is rising, this unusual presentation may give clinicians a different perspective on the disease.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5556/2222
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bilateral vocal cord palsy, syphilis
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Depositing User: Dr ZAMZIL AMIN ASHA'ARI
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2011 11:55
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2011 12:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2222

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