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Abductor vocal fold palsy in the Shy-Drager syndrome presenting with snoring and sleep apnoea

  • Fergus McBrien (a1), Paul D. R. Spraggs (a1), John P. Harcourt (a1) and Charles B. Croft (a1)


The case of an elderly male with Shy-Drager syndrome is presented. His presentation to the Sleep Clinic for assessment of snoring illustrates bilateral abductor vocal fold palsy as a rare presentation of the syndrome. This case emphasizes the need for thorough investigation of all patients with sleep-related breathing disorders with video and sound recordings prior to anaesthesia and surgery.


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Address for correspondence: Mr C. B. Croft, F.R.C.S., The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, 330-336 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8DA.


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