• 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)
Rothman W. Laryngoplasty for the Treatment of Vocal Cord Paralysis in an Amateur Singer. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118(2):209–210. doi:10.1001/archotol.1992.01880020117025
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