Endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cordotomy and partial arytenoidectomy for the treatment of bilateral vocal fold paralysis

Alexander T. Hillel, Michael M. Johns

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Abstract

Bilateral vocal fold immobility frequently results in severe glottic airway compromise requiring surgical intervention to manage the airway. Reconstruction of the larynx to establish an adequate airway should preserve functional voice and swallow. Traditional open and endoscopic cold instrument techniques resulted in excessive bleeding and/or associated morbidities. The introduction of the carbon dioxide laser limited bleeding and allowed for greater visualization, thereby becoming the preferred method of endoscopic cordotomy and partial arytenoidectomy for bilateral vocal fold immobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-127
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arytenoidectomy
  • Bilateral vocal fold paralysis
  • Carbon dioxide laser
  • Endoscopic cordotomy
  • Larynx

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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