Dr. Samuel McC. M. Lumpkin, otolaryngologist
Two days after the injection, the patient's vocal cords become paralyzed and within a week or two, the normal voice returns. "If you can find your voice, I think that's pretty exciting," said Dr. Lumpkin, who explained the procedure in a 1991 article ...
Baltimore Sun - Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:21

Button Batteries: Household Danger Hiding in Plain Sight
In less than two hours, a child can suffer esophageal burns and perforations, tracheal damage, severe blood loss from intrusion into a vessel, vocal cord paralysis, or even death. Sometimes the injuries do not appear until several days after the ...
Newsome Law (blog) - Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:30

How to Get Your Voice Back
Dr. Bilofsky offered to inject a medical gelatin, derived from coral reef into Pat's paralyzed vocal cord to swell its size and push it towards the normal vocal fold. "It worked incredibly well for her," he says. "She went form a very breathy voice to ...
WTAJ - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:56

Head transplants possible? Yes, says doc
Canavero, of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy, hopes to improve the lives of people suffering from cancer or paralysis by transplanting their heads onto donor bodies. He believes the surgery will take place successfully within two ...
The Journal News | LoHud.com - Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:09

J.E.B. Stuart freshman overcomes medical issues to run
He has underdeveloped lungs, is deaf in his left ear and has a paralyzed vocal cord. “Every organ, every system is compromised,” said Lori-Beth Hua. As Matthew entered high school, he wanted to play a sport and be part of a team. “I know a lot of ...
USA TODAY High School Sports - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:11

The world's first human head transplant: could it happen in the next 2 years?
Though the animal was able to see, hear, taste and smell, it was left paralyzed because surgeons did not have the technology to fuse the monkey's spinal cord nerves to its head. It died 9 days following the procedure, after the animal's immune system ...
Medical News Today - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:02

The baby girl who can't cry and might never speak because her vocal cords are ...
Three-month-old Leya Raper may one day regain her voice but currently, her mother Casey, 23, can only tell she is distressed by looking out for tears or a sad face. The baby girl was born with bilateral vocal cord paralysis - meaning that both sides of ...
Daily Mail - Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:09

Baby girl who is unable to cry helped by specialists at Derriford Hospital
Western Morning News - Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:10

Baby girl from Bude is unable to make a sound but is 'a fighter'
North Devon Journal - Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:48

Health mystery: What was wrong with the professor's voice?
At Leahy's suggestion, Cutter began working with a speech pathologist near her home in an effort to strengthen her vocal cords. She returned to Penn in February 2009 for the first in a series of Botox injections. The paralytic agent, which is used in ...
messenger-inquirer - Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:28

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