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Muscle tension dysphonia as a sign of underlying glottal insufficiency.

Authors
  • Belafsky, Peter C
  • Postma, Gregory N
  • Reulbach, Todd R
  • Holland, Bradford W
  • Koufman, James A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2002
Volume
127
Issue
5
Pages
448–451
Identifiers
PMID: 12447240
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Abnormal MTPs are common in persons with underlying glottal insufficiency. Patients with vocal fold bowing are 17 times more likely to exhibit abnormal MTPs (95% confidence interval, 4.9 to 59.4). Clinicians should be aware that compensatory hyperkinetic laryngeal behaviors may mask an underlying organic condition.

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