EVMS Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons

Spasmodic Dysphonia Index

This page is the index for a discussion on Spasmodic Dysphonia. Spasmodic dysphonia is a type of neurologic disorder called a dystonia that affects the vocal folds. As a result, it can produce various types of voice disorders. The topics below are discussed in more detail.



What is a dystonia? 

(includes a discussion on movement disorders and different types of dystonia)


What is spasmodic dysphonia?

(describes both adductor and abductor spasmodic dysphonia)


How is spasmodic dysphonia treated?

(includes a discussion about Botox, also known as botulinum toxin)