[Lateral fixation of the vocal cord instead of tracheotomy in acute bilateral vocal cord paralysis].


UNLABELLED BACKGROUND AND STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: The dyspnea resulting from an acute bilateral paralysis of the recurrent nerve often requires tracheotomy. Such a situation occurs most frequently after thyroid resection. It was analysed how the endo-extralaryngeal laterofixation of one vocal cord can contribute to avoid tracheotomy. PATIENTS AND… (More)