Laryngeal electromyography lemg emg provides essential clinical information about the neuromuscular status of the larynx that no other test can provide for patients with presumed neuromuscular disorders of the larynx. Laryngeal electromyography lemg is a diagnostic procedure that is used to determine how strong the laryngeal nerves are it is a nearly painless procedure that is done on an outpatient basis in conjunction with a neurologist. Laryngeal electromyography basic concepts and clinical uses yolanda d heman ackah md and robert t sataloff md dma understanding lemg laryngeal electromyography lemg is a procedure that evalu ates the integrity of the muscular and nervous systems of the larynx this test is performed on patients who have evidence of a movement disor. Aaem established the laryngeal emg task force to develop a practice parameter to guide clinical utilization of laryngeal emg background and justification development of laryngeal electromyography laryngeal emg was introduced in 1944 by weddel and colleagues64 and advanced substantially in the 1950s by faaborg andersen buchthal and. Laryngeal electromyography is a test to assess the strength of the muscles in the larynx or voice box the larynx has many pairs of small muscles that control its movements there are 4 muscles that are connected to 4 nerves that control the function of our larynx
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