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December 1941


Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(6):1196-1201. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660041290018

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Surgical Anatomy and Technic of the King Operation for Bilateral Paralysis of the Abductor Muscles of the Vocal Cords.Dr. Lindon Seed. (From the Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, and the Cook County Postgraduate School.)  Dr. Seed discussed the operation presented by King in 1939 and expressed the belief that this is by far the most satisfactory procedure thus far devised for the treatment of bilateral paralysis of the abductor muscles of the vocal cords. Heretofore, most patients with this condition have been subjected to permanent tracheotomy. His paper was designed primarily to illustrate the anatomic landmarks and to describe the operative technic. The slides which accompanied the presentation were made from drawings of dissected portions fresh and preserved cadavers and from recently removed larynxes and showed the technic of operation in detail.The operation is basically arthrodesis of the arytenoid joint with the arytenoid cartilage

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