How does cricoarytenoid (CA) fixation differ from other forms of vocal fold immobility?

Updated: Jul 27, 2021
  • Author: Paul C Bryson, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Cricoarytenoid (CA) fixation, in contrast to other forms of vocal fold immobility, is a direct result of restricted joint motion without regard for the neuromuscular integrity of the larynx. This discussion is limited to processes affecting the joint space and resulting in loss of mobility.


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