Surgery or Rehabilitation: A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing the Treatment of Vocal Fold Polyps via Phonosurgery and Traditional Voice Therapy with "Voice Therapy Expulsion" Training.

@article{Barillari2017SurgeryOR,
  title={Surgery or Rehabilitation: A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing the Treatment of Vocal Fold Polyps via Phonosurgery and Traditional Voice Therapy with "Voice Therapy Expulsion" Training.},
  author={Maria Rosaria Barillari and Umberto Volpe and Giuseppina Mirra and Francesco Giugliano and Umberto E. S. Barillari},
  journal={Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation},
  year={2017},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={379.e13-379.e20}
}
OBJECTIVE Phonomicrosurgery is generally considered to be the treatment of choice for removing vocal fold polyps. However, specific techniques of voice therapy may represent, in selected cases and under certain conditions, a noninvasive therapeutic option for the treatment of such laryngeal lesions. The aim of the present study is to longitudinally assess, in terms of clinical outcomes and quality of life, two groups of patients with cordal polyps, treated either with standard surgery plus… CONTINUE READING