Posterior cordectomy and subtotal arytenoidectomy for the treatment of bilateral vocal fold immobility: Functional results

We report vocal and respiratory results following endoscopic CO 2 laser therapy for bilateral vocal fold immobility in adduction

Georges Lawson

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • We report vocal and respiratory results following endoscopic CO 2 laser therapy for bilateral vocal fold immobility in adduction
  • Respiratory improvement was demonstrated by the peak expiratory flow/peak inspiratory flow ratio, which was less than 2 for 83% of patients following posterior cordectomy and for 81% following subtotal arytenoidectomy
  • Vocal quality was measured by high-resolution vocal frequency analysis, as represented by a histogram
  • Vocal preservation is better when the paralyzed folds are in the paramedian position, with the possibility of adduction
  • SA is performed in our procedure, though it is longer and more difficult to perform than PC
  • posterior cordectomy often requires two procedures to achieve satisfactory results

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