Idiopathic Palsy of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: A Transient Cranial MononeuropathyBr Med J 1972; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5835.259 (Published 04 November 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:259
- J. N. Blau,
- Rumy Kapadia
Unilateral vocal cord palsy can be a benign condition with a reasonable chance of spontaneous recovery. Analysis of 21 selected patients has shown that 5 recovered completely and another 5 improved within months of the onset. The remaining 11 patients developed no major disease during the subsequent one to eight years.