• airway
  • Because vocal cord paralysis keeps the opening to the airway from completely opening or closing, other complications may include choking on or actually inhaling (aspirating) food or liquid. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Other than producing sounds, the vocal cords protect the airway be preventing food and drink from entering the windpipe also called trachea and causing the person to choke. (epharmapedia.com)
  • Choking on or actually inhaling (aspirating) food or liquid are some of the complications that result from vocal cord paralysis because this condition prevents the opening to the airway from completely opening or closing. (epharmapedia.com)