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justme wrote:I am bumping up this thread because I just found out this is what my baby has.
Anyone else? The progression? The treatment? The rehab? I know no one can answer the progression question, but I'd like to hear what others have found helpful.
Some affected animals have signs of a more generalized polyneuropathy, such as weakness and proprioceptive deficits. Diagnosis is based on laryngoscopy with the animal lightly anesthetized. There is a unilateral or bilateral lack of abduction of the arytenoid cartilages and vocal folds during inspiration. Management consists of identifying and treating any underlying disorder. Treatment of idiopathic laryngeal paralysis consists of surgery, such as laryngeal tie back. Surgery does not restore normal laryngeal function but is usually successful in diminishing severe inspiratory dyspnea. A potential complication of surgery is aspiration of food or liquid.
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