[Intra-cord injection of autologous fatty tissue and recurrent unilateral paralysis].


A prospective analysis of intracordal autologous fat injection for inferior laryngeal nerve paralysis of various origins was conducted in a series of 20 patients with a minimum 6 month follow-up. Adverse side effects were a sub-cutaneous abdominal hematoma, and a pseudo intracordal cyst in 1 patient. Aspiration, noted in 11 patients, disappeared immediately after the injection of fat in 10 patients. Subjective evaluation and objective acoustic recordings documented improvement in voice quality at 6 months. Three patients had a secondary reinjection of fat resulting in an overall 100% success rate. Such preliminary data, together with the review of the literature suggests, that intracordal autologous fat injection is a highly valuable treatment option in patients with unilateral inferior nerve paralysis.

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@article{Laccourreye1998IntracordIO, title={[Intra-cord injection of autologous fatty tissue and recurrent unilateral paralysis].}, author={Ollivier Laccourreye and Lise Crevier-Buchman and F Bou-Malhab and St{\'e}phane Hans and Bernard Biacabe and Daniel F. Brasnu}, journal={Annales d'oto-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico faciale : bulletin de la Société d'oto-laryngologie des hôpitaux de Paris}, year={1998}, volume={115 5}, pages={264-70} }