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February 1975

Misadventures With Injectable Polytef (Teflon)

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck (Otolaryngology), UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(2):114-116. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780310036010

The intracordal injection of polytef (Teflon)-glycerine suspension has proved most effective in relieving dysphonia due to unilateral recurrent nerve paralysis.

However, if errors in the technique of injection are committed or if patients are not properly selected, a potentially good result will not be achieved or the voice will be made worse.

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