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Gerhardt's syndrome

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Bilateral adductor paralysis of the larynx.

Description

Bilateral adductor paralysis of the larynx. Normally, paralysis of the adductor muscles of the larynx results only in impairment of phonation; however, in complete bilateral paralysis there may at times be marked inspiratory dyspnea that may even lead to suffocation.

Bibliography

  • C. J. A. C. Gerhardt:
    Studien und Beobachtungen über Stimmbandlähmung.
    Virchows] Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin, Berlin, 1863, 27: 68-69, 296-321. Encephalitis; Stimmbandlähmung ohne Stimmveränderung.
    Virchows] Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin, Berlin, 1863; 27: 309. Über Diagnose und Behandlung der Stimmbandlähmung.
    [Volkmann’s] Sammlung klinischer Vorträge, Leipzig, 1872; Nr. 36 (Inn. Med. Nr. 13): 271-282.
    Allgemeine Wiener medizinische Zeitung, 1872; 17: 410-426.

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