Thyroplasty for Vocal Cord Paralysis (Preview)


Presented by Dr. James DuCanto, M.D., Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.


The laryngeal framework surgery (LFS) is the surgery of choice for dysphonias resulting from incomplete glottic closure or inadequate vocal fold tension. The medialization (Type I) thyroplasty is most commonly performed for a unilateral vocal cord (VC) paralysis, as in the presented patient. It does not involve surgery on the VC per se, thus avoiding the possibility of scarring and voice aggravation.

The presented video outlines the important steps of the procedure....


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