1. If his laryngitis is not improving, get a video laryngoscopy
2. Vocal cord edema or granulations are usually the result of intubation trauma.
3. If there is vocal cord dysfunction
or paralysis, especially the left cord, then the possibility of left recurrent laryngeal nerve
damage during surgery arises. This may happen in rare cases due to the fact that the left nerve travels through the neck and chest while on the right side it's course is restricted only to the neck.
4. If there is true larygitis, or nerve damage is present whatever the cause, and if it is not severe, all the above conditions should recover. In case of nerve paresis
, the opposite side will compensate and his voice will recover.
5. Laryngitis may also occur secondary to lung infection
. How is his chest x-ray and cough reflex?