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To the Editor.—Regarding "Correction of the Traumatically Abducted Vocal Cord" by Kamer and Som in the January 1972 issue of the Archives (95:6-9) there is little doubt that they offer a good method of mediofixation of the scarred, abducted vocal cord. It is equally true that some cases of scarred cords cannot be augmented with the Teflon-Glycerine injection method. However, some can be successfully treated by injection.
I would submit that their excellent operation should be used only if injection has been tried without success. Injection with Teflon is less complicated, less traumatic.
LEWY RB. TRAUMATICALLY ABDUCTED VOCAL CORD. Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;96(2):186. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090260023