Vocal Cord Paralysis
Vocal cord paralysis is a condition in which the vocal cords cannot move on one side (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral). Scarring from cardiac surgery is often the cause of one-sided vocal cord paralysis, but many times the cause is unknown.
After living with vocal cord paralysis for six years after a tumor was removed, Michael and his family found CHOP's Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders and laryngeal nerve reinnervation, a procedure that would give him his voice back.
The Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders is the only one of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia region. As part of one of the top-ranked and largest children’s hospitals in the U.S., we have cared for children from all over the country and beyond.