Are There Any Vocal Cords Surgery For Strokes To Talk Again?
Hello doctor … can a vocal cord surgery for stroke sufferers talk again
Hello Retno, thank you for the question.
The vocal cords function to change the air coming from the lungs into sounds. Not all disorders of the vocal cords can be cured with surgery, some diseases that can cause vocal cord disorders include:
Laryngitis Vocal cords nodules Polyps vocal cords Tumors or malignancies Vocal cord paralysis due to infection, post surgery, or side effects from cancer. If the cause of speech is not due to disorders of the vocal cords such as the presence of polyps, nodules, tumors, or paralysis of the vocal cords, surgery can generally be performed, the surgical procedures performed vary depending on the cause and condition of the patient. However, if speech cannot be caused by central damage (in the brain) such as a stroke, surgical procedures on the vocal cords may rarely be used as treatment options. Treatment that can be done is to control blood pressure and prevent worsening symptoms of stroke and physiotherapy. This physiotherapy aims to optimize the physical capacity and functional abilities of patients. Speech physiotherapy, for example, can help patients recognize words, exercise their speech muscles, or find other ways of communication besides talking. However, you should consult with your doctor again, the doctor will conduct question and answer, physical examination, and some supporting examinations if needed to assess the cause of vocal cord disorders and assess whether this complaint requires an operation or not.
Stroke sufferers really need family support, provide motivation so that the spirit of undergoing treatment and rehabilitation, routinely to always seek treatment and control to a specialist neurologist, eat healthy and nutritious foods, adequate fluid needs, adequate rest, invite to talk to stimulate the patient's speaking ability stroke. See a doctor immediately if complaints worsen.
Thus, hopefully it helps.