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From approximately 1950 to 1980, three major theories explained the variability of glottic configuration in URLNP: (1) Wagner-Grossman's theory of CT activity, (2) the existence of extralaryngeal motor branches of the RLN that make injury variable according to the extralaryngeal configuration and the level of the damage, and (3) denervation atrophy and fibrosis of laryngeal muscles.
Denervation atrophy in URLNP has been confirmed by several histopathologic studies.
After approximately 3 weeks of denervation, the muscles undergo denervation atrophy and disorganization of the muscle cell structure, and then fibrosis and/or adipose transformation.