Laser posterior ventriculocordectomy with partial arytenoidectomy for the treatment of bilateral vocal fold immobility

Jacob Shvero*, R. Koren, Y. Stern, K. Segal, R. Feinmesser, T. Hadar

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Abstract

Bilateral vocal fold immobility in adduction usually creates severe dyspnoea. Many surgical procedures have been established to improve the airway insufficiency in affected patients. Over the last six years 22 patients with bilateral vocal fold immobility in our department have undergone CO2 laser posterior ventriculocordectomy with partial arytenoidectomy (PVCPA). None had dyspnoea or a disturbance in the immediate post-operative period or during follow up, which ranged from five months to six years. Only one patient required a second procedure. Laser PVCPA appears to be an effective and reliable method for the treatment of bilateral vocal fold immobility in selected patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-543
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume117
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2003

Keywords

  • Laser Surgery
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cords

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