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Question 17#

Laryngoscopic findings after a superior laryngeal nerve injury include:

a. Ipsilateral vocal cord in a paramedian position
b. Ipsilateral vocal cord in a middling position
c. Asymmetry of the glottic opening
d. Normal examination

Correct Answer is C


Superior laryngeal nerve injury is less debilitating, as the common symptom is loss of projection of the voice. The glottis aperture is asymmetrical on direct laryngoscopy, and management is limited to clinical observation.