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Left vocal cord paralysis caused by coalworkers' pneumoconiosis and progressive massive fibrosis.
  1. M. Haffar,
  2. J. Banks
  1. Newport Chest Clinic, St Woolos Hospital, Gwent, UK.


    We report a case of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy caused by coalworkers' pneumoconiosis with progressive massive fibrosis (PMF). This illustrates that PMF alone may be added to the list of lesions which can cause recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy. However, efforts should always be made to exclude more common causes, in particular bronchogenic carcinoma, before attributing the palsy to PMF.

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