Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion

  • Mary J. SandageEmail author
  • Wynne Zhang
  • Julina Ongkasuwan


Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) is a laryngeal disorder where episodic, inappropriate adduction of the true vocal cords during inspiration causes sudden respiratory difficulty or distress. This chapter discusses approaches to diagnosis, assessment, and management of the disorder in a pediatric population from both speech-language pathologist and otolaryngologist perspectives.


Vocal cord Vocal cord dysfunction Paradoxical vocal fold motion Pediatric otolaryngology Speech language pathology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary J. Sandage
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wynne Zhang
    • 2
  • Julina Ongkasuwan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Communication DisordersAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Adult and Pediatric Laryngology, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck SurgeryBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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