• 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)
Rice DH, Owens O, Burstein F, Verity A. The Nerve-Muscle Pedicle: A Visual, Electromyographic, and Histochemical Study. Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(4):233–234. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800180031005
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