Phonatory effects of type I thyroplasty implant shape and depth of medialization in unilateral vocal fold paralysis.

@article{Orestes2014PhonatoryEO,
  title={Phonatory effects of type I thyroplasty implant shape and depth of medialization in unilateral vocal fold paralysis.},
  author={Michael I Orestes and Juergen Neubauer and Elazar Sofer and Jonathon Salinas and Dinesh K. Chhetri},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2014},
  volume={124 12},
  pages={2791-6}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Medialization thyroplasty (MT) is commonly used to treat glottic insufficiency. In this study, we investigated the phonatory effects of MT implant medialization depth and medial surface shape. METHODS Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and vagal paralysis were simulated in an in vivo canine. A type 1 MT was performed using a silicone… CONTINUE READING