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April 1983

The Nerve-Muscle Pedicle: A Visual, Electromyographic, and Histochemical Study

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, the Veterans Administration Wadsworth Medical Center and the UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles (Drs Rice, Owens, and Burstein) and the Department of Pathology, UCLA School of Medicine (Dr Verity).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(4):233-234. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800180031005

• The nerve-muscle pedicle was studied in dogs using visual, electromyographic, and histochemical means. All methods failed to show evidence of reinnervation. It would appear that the nerve-muscle pedicle operative procedure causes fibrosis and lateral displacement of the vocal cord with a subsequent improvement in the airway. It thus functions as a minimal arytenoidopexy.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:233-234)

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