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February 1992

Laryngoplasty for the Treatment of Vocal Cord Paralysis in an Amateur Singer

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Presented at the Southern Sectional Meeting of the Triologic Society, White Sulfur Springs, WVa, January 12, 1990.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118(2):209-210. doi:10.1001/archotol.1992.01880020117025

• We have performed a medialization laryngoplasty on a schoolteacher who was also an amateur singer. Medialization laryngoplasty has been slow to gain acceptance but offers many advantages over Teflon injection because it is a reversible procedure and can be utilized early in vocal cord paralysis instead of waiting 9 months. Postoperatively, the patient can vocalize more than two octaves with good volume. Objective measurement of results is needed in judging the success of these procedures.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118:209-210)

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