Autologous fat injection for unilateral vocal fold paralysis.

  title={Autologous fat injection for unilateral vocal fold paralysis.},
  author={Maisie L. Shindo and Leah Zaretsky and Dale H Rice},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={105 8},
This study evaluates the efficacy of autologous fat injection for medialization of the paralyzed vocal fold. In 21 patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis, autologous abdominal fat was injected into the thyroarytenoid muscle to achieve medialization. All patients were followed up with serial videolaryngoscopy and voice evaluation. At 2 months' follow-up, the voice was judged to be excellent in 10 patients, slightly breathy but significantly better than the preoperative voice in 6 patients… CONTINUE READING