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Vocal folds paralysis

B Kohnen, C Schürmeyer, T H Schürmeyer, P Kress
PURPOSE: Thyroid surgery is mainly performed by general surgeons (GS). The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficiency of thyroid surgery by ENT/head and neck surgeons (ENT), especially regarding the incidence of vocal fold palsy (VFP). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 3509 patients (69.0% female) who underwent surgery for benign thyroid diseases (56.8% nodular goitre, 18.6% inactive nodes, 14.0% thyroid autonomy, 7.0% Graves' disease). Operations were mainly performed with intraoperative neuromonitoring by GS (n = 1933) or physicians trained for head and neck surgery (n = 1576)...
August 3, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Supraja Anand, Lisa M Kopf, Rahul Shrivastav, David A Eddins
BACKGROUND: A limited number of experiments have investigated the perception of strain compared to the voice qualities of breathiness and roughness despite its widespread occurrence in patients who have hyperfunctional voice disorders, adductor spasmodic dysphonia, and vocal fold paralysis among others. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the perceptual basis of strain through identification and exploration of acoustic and psychoacoustic measures...
July 28, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Marina Gilman, Carissa Maira, Edie R Hapner
OBJECTIVE: Aerodynamic measures of voice have historically been acquired using sustained phonation tasks. This study seeks to determine whether there are differences in airflow during sustained phonation (MFs), in running speech (MFrs), or during phonation in running speech (MFvrs). We also seek to determine whether these patterns are diagnostically significant. METHODS: Data were collected on 40 subjects (15 men, 25 women), ages 20-79, with a mean age of 53 in this prospective study...
July 26, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Srihari Daggumati, Haig Panossian M D, Robert T Sataloff M D D M A F A C S
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a correlation between Voice Handicap Index 10 (VHI-10) and degree of vocal fold paresis as determined by laryngeal EMG. Secondary objective was to determine the incidence of vocal fold paresis in a tertiary laryngology practice. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all new voice patients seen by the senior author (RTS) from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017. Subjects completed VHI at their initial visit. Patients were examined with flexible and rigid laryngoscopy and videostroboscopy and referred for laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) if neuromuscular weakness was suspected...
July 16, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Amirhossein Bagheri Sarvestani, Ebrahim Goshtasbi Rad, Kamyar Iravani
In this study, laryngeal flow fields are investigated and compared in normal larynx and models of larynx with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP). In paralytic models, three fixed initial glottal gaps are considered to understand the positive or probable negative impacts of surgical operation on unilaterally paralytic larynx, by which the paralyzed vocal fold is brought closer to the mid-plane. Various features of the flow fields have been discussed in detail including glottal gap width, glottal flow rate, glottal exit pressure pattern and glottal jet evolution...
July 19, 2018: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Michael R Kaufman, Kristan P Alfonso, Kristen Burke, Rony K Aouad
Objective The literature surrounding awake tracheostomies is sparse, particularly comparing awake tracheostomy patients to that of the sedated tracheostomy population. This study sought to compare tracheostomy patient demographics, indications, and outcomes of the 2 populations. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care center. Materials and Methods All tracheostomies performed at our tertiary academic medical institution between January 2013 through November 2015 were reviewed. The data collected included demographics, comorbidity, anticoagulation, and outcomes...
July 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Yoshifumi Sano, Hisayuki Shigematsu, Mikio Okazaki, Nobuhiko Sakao, Yu Mori, Shungo Yukumi, Hironori Izutani
OBJECTIVES: Radical surgery with systematic upper mediastinal node dissection for primary lung cancer can cause recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) paralysis, but this is poorly reported. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data for consecutive patients who underwent radical surgery for primary lung cancer with an observation period of at least 12 months. During follow-up, hoarseness and vocal fold movement were assessed clinically and laryngoscopically, respectively...
July 13, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Neel K Bhatt, Wee Tin K Kao, Randal C Paniello
OBJECTIVE: Vocal fold paralysis is caused by injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). Current clinical measures of laryngeal innervation are often nonquantitative. Compound motor action potentials (CMAP) measure motor innervation. The goal of this study was to determine whether CMAP can quantify laryngeal innervation following acute nerve injury. STUDY DESIGN: Animal study. METHODS: Twelve canine hemilaryngeal preparations were used...
July 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
A Ricci Maccarini, M Stacchini, F Mozzanica, A Schindler, E Basile, G DE Rossi, P Woo, M Remacle, M Magnani
The objective of this work is to evaluate the safety, feasibility and efficacy of trans-nasal fiberendoscopic injection laryngoplasty (IL) with centrifuged autologous fat, performed under local anaesthesia, in the treatment of glottic insufficiency due to unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP). It is a within-subject study with follow-up 1 week after phonosurgery and after 6 months. A total of 22 patients with chronic dysphonia caused by glottic insufficiency due to UVFP were enrolled. Each patient underwent trans-nasal IL with centrifuged autologous fat through flexible operative endoscope under local anaesthesia and was evaluated before and twice (1 week and 6 months) after phonosurgery, using a multidimensional set of investigations...
June 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
C van den Boer, A L Wiersma, J P Marie, J T van Lith-Bijl
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal re-innervation in paediatric unilateral vocal fold paralysis is a relatively new treatment option, of which there has been little reported experience in Europe. METHODS: In this European case report of a 13-year-old boy with dysphonia secondary to left-sided unilateral vocal fold paralysis after cardiac surgery, the patient underwent re-innervation using an ansa cervicalis to recurrent laryngeal nerve transfer, in combination with fat augmentation, after 12 years of nerve denervation...
June 29, 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
M L Ng, B Yh Wong
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February 2018: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
Christy L Ludlow, Rickie Domangue, Dinesh Sharma, H A Jinnah, Joel S Perlmutter, Gerald Berke, Christine Sapienza, Marshall E Smith, Joel H Blumin, Carrie E Kalata, Karen Blindauer, Michael Johns, Edie Hapner, Archie Harmon, Randal Paniello, Charles H Adler, Lisa Crujido, David G Lott, Stephen F Bansberg, Nicholas Barone, Teresa Drulia, Glenn Stebbins
Importance: A roadblock for research on adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD), abductor SD (ABSD), voice tremor (VT), and muscular tension dysphonia (MTD) is the lack of criteria for selecting patients with these disorders. Objective: To determine the agreement among experts not using standard guidelines to classify patients with ABSD, ADSD, VT, and MTD, and develop expert consensus attributes for classifying patients for research. Design, Setting and Participants: From 2011 to 2016, a multicenter observational study examined agreement among blinded experts when classifying patients with ADSD, ABSD, VT or MTD (first study)...
June 21, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Luis F Tintinago, William Victoria, Estephania Candelo, Juan Camilo Diaz, Juan Carlos Arce, Luis Miguel Aristizabal, Claudia Sanz, Maria Claudia Montes, Maria A Velez-Esquivia
INTRODUCTION: Bilateral vocal folds' immobility is a challenge in laryngology. Multiple procedures have been proposed to improve breathing by statically enlarging the glottal airway, what also results in loss of voice and aspiration. We proposed a technique to enlarge the posterior glottis by rotating the arytenoids on its axis, imitating the function of the posterior cricoarytenoid muscle, with the objective of evaluating the results regarding decannulation, voice quality, and bronchoaspiration...
June 5, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
François Gorostidi, Pauline Vinckenbosch, Karma Lambercy, Kishore Sandu
PURPOSE: With adequate indication and meticulous execution, endoscopic procedures can efficiently treat a subset of adult and pediatric benign laryngotracheal stenosis and obstructions, but these procedures are precise and very demanding. The difference between a successful and a failed surgery, with potentially debilitating side effects, resides in small details. The learning curve is long and very few centers worldwide have a sufficient case load making adequate training difficult. While indications and concepts of endoscopic procedures can be learned in books and by observing trained colleagues, the dexterity and the precise realization need to be practiced, ideally not initially on patients...
August 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Suat Bilici, Muhammet Yildiz, Ozgur Yigit, Esra Misir
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the roles of computed tomography (CT) and neck ultrasonography (US) in evaluating unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) of unknown etiology and to compare our results with those of other studies to assess the differences in etiology of UVFP. METHODS: We investigated the medical records of 202 eligible patients with UVFP. In total, 168 underwent chest CT, 118 underwent neck CT, and 108 underwent head CT. One hundred and three patients were also evaluated with high-resolution neck US...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Y T Wang, X Sun, W Y Ji
Objective: To assess the efficacy of partial CO₂ laser arytenoidectomy in cases with bilateral vocal fold paralysis. Method: A total number of 11 patients with bilateral vocal fold paralysis who undergone partial CO₂ laser arytenoidectomy was included in this retrospective study. The efficacy of the treatment was evaluated by compare the form of glottis, the scale of dyspnea and the change of voice preoperatively and postoperatively, as well as the occurrence of surgery complications such as dysphonia and dysphagia...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
José M Lasso, Daniel Poletti, Batolomé Scola, Pedro Gómez-Vilda, Ana I García-Martín, María Eugenia Fernández-Santos
Background: Paralysis of one vocal fold leads to glottal gap and vocal fold insufficiency that has significant impact upon a patient's quality of life. Fillers have been tested to perform intracordal injections, but they do not provide perdurable results. Early data suggest that enriching fat grafts with adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) promote angiogenesis and modulate the immune response, improving graft survival. The aim of this study is to propose ADRC-enriched adipose tissue grafts as effective filler for the paralyzed vocal fold to use it for functional reconstruction of the glottal gap...
2018: Stem Cells International
Taner Yılmaz
PURPOSE: Endoscopic partial arytenoidectomy (EPA) is one of the static operations for treatment of bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP). Improvement in airway may cause voice loss and aspiration. The author reports his experience on EPA using medially based mucosal flap to enlarge posterior glottis without removing any part of membranous vocal fold. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-four consecutive patients with BVFP underwent EPA. Pre- and postoperative evaluations included Voice Handicap Index-30, aerodynamic and acoustic analysis, flow volume loops, perceptual evaluation of pre- and postoperative voice using grade, roughness, breathiness, asthenia, strain (GRBAS) scale, speech intensity, breathing ability evaluation, and functional outcome swallowing scale...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Paulina Krasnodębska, Anna Domeracka-Kołodziej, Agata Szkiełkowska, Aleksandra Panasiewicz, Marzena Mularzuk, Dorota Sokołowska-Łazar, Karina Wilhelmsen
Introduction Laryngeal paralysis deteriorates all laryngeal functions. Therefore the therapeutic process must include restoration of respiratory, defensive and vocal function. Selection of a proper rehabilitation path plays a key role. Appropriate research protocol that includes objective methods of voice evaluation is an important element of monitoring the return of vocal efficiency. Voice efficiency is important for the patient particularly due to psychological and social reasons. Aim The aim of the study was the assessment of short-term functional voice therapy (FVT) in patients with unilateral paralysis of the larynx with the usage of objective parameters describing the glottis and voice quality...
April 30, 2018: Otolaryngologia Polska
Peng Cheng Yu, Nan Gao, Xu Mao Li, Xia Zhao, Guang Bin Sun
OBJECTIVES: To identify diagnostic value of laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) in differentiating vocal fold paralysis (VFP) from arytenoid dislocation. METHODS: The history, laryngeal morphologic characteristics and LEMG of 36 patients with VFP and 10 patients with arytenoid dislocation were compared and analyzed. RESULTS: The most common cause of 36 VFP patients was surgical damage (24 cases), and the most common cause of 10 arytenoid dislocation patients was history of endotracheal intubation (9 cases)...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
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