|Forty dogs with clinical signs suggestive of upper respiratory tract disease underwent echolaryngography and laryngoscopy.
Laryngoscopy was used as the definitive technique to diagnose laryngeal paralysis.
The ultrasound investigation accurately indicated the presence of the paralysis and confirmed the uni- or bilateral nature of the disorder.
Findings indicative of laryngeal paralysis included asymmetry or absence of motion of the cuneiform processes (30/30), abnormal arytenoid movement (16/30), paradoxical movement (9/30), caudal displacement of the larynx (2/30) and laryngeal collapse (1/30).
Thirty dogs were found to be afflicted with laryngeal paralysis and ten had normal laryngeal motility.
Source: Rudorf H, Barr FJ, Lane JG (2001): The role of ultrasound in the assessment of laryngeal paralysis in the dog. In: Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2001 Jul-Aug;42(4):338-43.
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