Role of medialization in the improvement of breath control in unilateral vocal fold paralysis.

@article{Pri2002RoleOM,
  title={Role of medialization in the improvement of breath control in unilateral vocal fold paralysis.},
  author={S P{\'e}ri{\'e} and Bernard Roubeau and Isabelle Liesenfelt and G{\'e}raldine Chaigneau-Debono and Magali Bruel and Jean Lacau St Guily},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2002},
  volume={111 11},
  pages={1026-33}
}
A prospective study was performed on 18 adults to analyze disturbances of voice and respiratory function in unilateral vocal fold paralysis and the role of medialization in the improvement of breath control. In addition to physical examination, an acoustic and aerodynamic analysis, as well as patient self-assessment, were performed both before and after medialization (14 fat injections, 4 thyroplasties) to evaluate voice and both phonatory breath control and respiratory function outcome… CONTINUE READING