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May 1954

A SET OF INSTRUMENTS DESIGNED FOR STRIPPING THE VOCAL CORDS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Head and Neck Service, Department of Surgery, Saint Clare's Hospital.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;59(5):604-605. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00710050616015
Abstract

Stripping of the vocal cords was used by Loré* for taking biopsy specimens and in the treatment of benign lesions and bowing of the cords. Subsequent experience has also indicated its value in the treatment of unilateral or bilateral cord paralysis. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the set of instruments used for stripping the vocal cords.

DESCRIPTION OF INSTRUMENTS AND TECHNIQUE EMPLOYED  The original instrument that was designed by Lore for the operation was based on a modification of the Imperatori subglottic forceps. The stripping instruments are in two sets: one for adults and one for children. In each set there are two types: one for the right and one for the left vocal cord. Each instrument has two blades: one hinged and one fixed. The blades are oblong in shape and concave on the inside. The cutting surfaces are straight. The anterior two-thirds of the cutting

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