Modified Type IV Thyroplasty (Cricothyroid Approximation) in a Patient With Androphonia Tiroplastia tipo IV modificada (aproximación cricotiroidea) en un paciente con androfonía

Abstract

We present the case of a 22-year-old female patient who had observed that for the last 5 years her voice had a characteristically masculine low pitch. She was examined by the Endocrinology Department which ruled out any hormonal pathologies. She was referred to the Laryngology Department for diagnosis and treatment, with consideration of the psychosocial impact of an androgynous pitch in a young woman. Laryngeal stroboscope and nasofibrolayrngoscopy tests were conducted, with no evidence of organic impairment in either the aerodigestive tract or in the morphology of the larynx. We decided to carry out an acoustic analysis of the voice and a subjective assessment of vocal incapacity index (VHI-10) and also a quality of life study validated in Spain, prior to any surgical intervention.

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@inproceedings{Bernal2016ModifiedTI, title={Modified Type IV Thyroplasty (Cricothyroid Approximation) in a Patient With Androphonia Tiroplastia tipo IV modificada (aproximación cricotiroidea) en un paciente con androfonía}, author={Germ{\'a}n L. Bernal and Luis J. Morales and Victor J. Hern{\'a}ndez and Olga Beltr{\'a}n}, year={2016} }