Arytenoid dislocation following upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

A. Afonso, P. Woo, A. Reed
2011 Endoscopy  
A 46-year-old female teacher presented for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. A standard Olympus endoscope (GIF H190, Olympus, Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA) was used for evaluation of gastritis. After 12 hours, the patient developed hoarseness, throat pain, and swelling. A computed tomography (CT) scan, barium swallow, and laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) studies showed normal findings. Strobovideolaryngoscopy showed a higher left vocal cord with axis deviation and persistent glottal gap of
more » ... 1 mm (• " Fig. 1 ). After 2 months the patient underwent laryngoplasty with micronized dermis injection and reduction of the left arytenoid dislocation. Dysphonia gradually improved over 6 months with voice therapy.
doi:10.1055/s-0030-1256690 pmid:22068649 fatcat:5vusth4z7fgqjb3vr3x2ui6soe