- •Routine postoperative patients and those with vocal cord paralysis both report voice symptoms immediately post thyroidectomy.
- •Patients with postoperative vocal cord paralysis have significant morbidity based on objective measures.
- •The majority of patients with vocal cord paralysis recover to baseline function, subjectively and objectively, by 6 months.
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☆Presented as a poster at the 2022 American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Meeting, Cleveland Ohio, May 21–24.