Hoarseness with stridor seen in -

Hoarseness with stridor seen in -

  1. Unilateral abductor palsy

  2. Bilateral abductor palsy

  3. Both

  4. None


  • Unilateral and bilateral vocal cord palsy often have a shared etiology. However, their symptoms vary significantly with unilateral vocal cord palsy presenting with primary symptoms of voice and swallowing dysfunction, and bilateral vocal cord paralysis presenting with symptoms related to airway obstruction.

“Vocal weakness, hoarseness and dysphonia are signs of unilateral paralysis”.

? Essential otolaryngology.

  • Thus,

Hoarseness and dysphonia → Unilateral abductor paralysis

Dyspnea and stridor → Bilateral abductor paralysis