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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of botulinus toxin in dysphagia arising in the upper sphincter of the oesophagus. MATERIALS AND METHODS Since June 1995, 64 patients have had botulinus toxin injected into the upper sphincter of the oesophagus for major swallowing disorders. All cases were treated in the dysphagia service, and underwent clinical(More)
The infrahyoid musculocutaneous flap was described by Wang in 1986. The authors utilize this type of flap since 1994 with an importance that increases in the field of head and neck reconstructive surgery. Their experience of 153 reconstructions in oropharynx and oral cavity showed 128 (84%) cases with good cicatrisation and 25 (16%) with complications. In(More)
One of these two cases (1 h 30 and 48 hours) was permanent. The cause of the paralysis seems to be either from compression of the nerve between the endotracheal tube cuff and the cricoid, or from compression between the thyroid ala and a dislocated arytenoid cartilage from use of an unnecessarily large tube. An anatomical study has helped to confirm this(More)
Interarytenoid fibrous adhesion is a poorly recognized complication of intubation and is frequently confused with bilateral vocal cord paralysis. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential for optimal management. Otolaryngologists should constantly remain alert for interarytenoid fibrous scar to establish the diagnosis as early as possible, optimizing the(More)
Out of 100 teachers referred to a phoniatric department for dysphonia, we recorded 11 dysfunctional lesion-free dysphonias, 86 dysphonias with lesions, 3 post-surgical dysphonias, 76 patients referred for a dysphonia with a modification of the spoken voice, and only 3 for the singing voice. 96 suffered from vocal fatigue, and in the course of the clinical(More)
Based on a retrospective study of 595 patients having undergone prolonged intubation, the authors present the main complications encountered and, in particular, the mucous ulceration which appears to be systematic and is itself at the origin of secondary stenosizing or granulomatous sequelae. Research is still needed concerning the follow-up of the(More)
The results of a series of 164 patients operated on using reconstructive laryngectomy, gives satisfaction for this type of operation if the indications are respected after a very specific endoscopic, radiological and per-operative loco-regional and local check-up. The functional results are clearly improved by a pluridisciplinary treatment associating a(More)