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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800194/a-comparison-of-two-endoscopic-posterior-cordotomy-techniques-laser-cordotomy-vs-diathermy-assisted-cordotomy
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Kerem Ozturk, Goksel Turhal, Isa Kaya, Abdulhalim Aysel, Murat Benzer, Pervin Korkmaz Ekren, Serdar Akyildiz
OBJECTIVES: To compare respiratory function, swallowing and voice quality of bilateral abductor vocal fold paralysis (BAVFP) patients undergoing laser and diathermy assisted posterior cordotomy. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty patients were included in the study (Group 1 and 2, 15 patients each). Mean age was 53±14.27 years with a range of 31-78 years (12 (40%) male, 18 (60%) female)...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798877/previously-undiagnosed-spinal-and-bulbar-muscular-atrophy-as-a-cause-of-airway-obstruction-after-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy
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Miyuki Niki, Taihei Tachikawa, Yuka Sano, Hiroki Miyawaki, Aisa Matoi, Yukari Okano, Nobutaka Kariya, Tsuneo Tatara, Munetaka Hirose
BACKGROUND: Preoperative vocal cord paralysis is a risk factor for postoperative respiratory distress following extubation after general anesthesia. We present an unusual case where a geriatric patient developed airway obstruction after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old male, who had suffered from left vocal cord paralysis of unknown etiology, was scheduled for robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). General anesthesia was performed without any problems...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762290/implications-of-synkinesis-in-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
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Yu-Cheng Pei, Wei-Han Chang, Hsiu-Feng Chuang, Chia-Fen Chang, Tuan-Jen Fang
Objectives In patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP), laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) occasionally observes synkinesis in laryngeal muscles, a condition that could impair vocal fold mobility and voice control. This study aims to evaluate the impact of synkinesis on UVFP patients. Study Design A retrospective case-control study. Setting Medical center. Subjects and Methods Patients with UVFP onset >6 months were recruited (N = 104). The outcome measurements included LEMG, quantitative LEMG analysis of thyroarytenoid-lateral cricoarytenoid (TA-LCA) muscle complex, glottal gap measured by videolaryngostroboscopy, voice-related quality of life, and voice acoustic analysis...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759458/pharyngolaryngeal-symptoms-associated-with-thyroid-disease
#4
Inn-Chul Nam, Young-Hak Park
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review summarizes previous reports on laryngopharyngeal symptoms associated with thyroid disease. This review also includes pharyngolaryngeal symptoms caused by thyroidectomy. However, we focus on pharyngolaryngeal symptoms following uncomplicated thyroidectomy, as this is an important issue in the fields of otolaryngology. RECENT FINDINGS: An enlarged thyroid gland, as in thyroiditis, multinodular goiter, or large nodules, can cause compressive symptoms...
July 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746437/the-art-and-neurology-of-paul-richer
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Péricles Maranhão-Filho
In the 1890s, one of Charcot's most important protégés, Dr. Paul Richer (1849-1933), drew and sculpted a series of representations of the main types of nerve pathology. That series included drawings of pleomorphic hysterical crises and sculptures depicting patients suffering from labio-glosso-laryngeal paralysis and myopathy, as well as Parkinson's disease. Richer was a resident at La Salpêtrière and, in 1882, became head of the Charcot museum. Early in his career, despite having no formal artistic training, he could represent masterfully, in drawings and sculptures, people's tragic suffering from neurological diseases...
July 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740437/the-larynx-ruler-to-measure-height-and-profile-of-vocal-folds-a-proof-of-concept
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Gauthier Desuter, Benjamin Mertens, Alain Delchambre, Julie van Lith-Bijl, Peter Paul van Benthem, Elisabeth Sjögren
INTRODUCTION: Glottic leakage during phonation is a direct consequence of unilateral vocal fold (VF) paralysis. This air leakage can be in the horizontal plane and in the vertical plane. Presently, there is no easily applicable medical device allowing noninvasive, office-based measurement of the relative vertical position of the VFs. The larynx ruler (LR) is a laser-based measuring device that could meet the previously stated need, using a flexible endoscope. This study represents a proof of concept regarding the use of the LR in assessing VF relative positions in the vertical plane...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719756/medialization-laryngoplasty-in-the-elderly-outcomes-and-expectations
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Andrew Jay Bowen, Tiffany L Huang, Michael S Benninger, Paul C Bryson
Objective To describe the profile and outcomes of elderly patients undergoing medialization laryngoplasty for vocal cord paralysis. Study Design Case series with retrospective review. Setting Tertiary care hospital. Subjects and Methods Patients were included in the study if they were >65 years old at the time of medialization laryngoplasty between 2008 and 2015. Patient comorbidities, anticoagulation status, disease etiology, and physical examination findings were recorded with postoperative length of stay, complications, pre- and posttreatment voice outcomes with the Voice Handicap Index (at 6 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, and 1 year), and postprocedural interventions (revision injections, surgery, therapy)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699172/outcomes-of-medialization-laryngoplasty-with-and-without-arytenoid-adduction
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Joseph Chang, Sarah L Schneider, James Curtis, Jonelyn Langenstein, Mark S Courey, Katherine C Yung
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the effect of medialization laryngoplasty (ML) performed alone compared to ML with arytenoid adduction (AA) on glottic gap and voice quality in unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) patients. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: UVFP patients treated with ML alone and ML with AA at the University of California San Francisco Voice and Swallowing Center were identified. Demographic information and history of laryngeal procedures were collected...
July 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688160/unilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-after-surgical-closure-of-a-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-extremely-preterm-infants
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Pramod Pharande, Sathiyapriya Karthigeyan, Karen Walker, Daphne D'Cruz, Nadia Badawi, Melissa Luig, David Winlaw, Himanshu Popat
AIM: Left vocal cord paralysis (LVCP) is variably reported post ligation of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Our objective was to determine the incidence of LVCP and identify predictive factors and associated morbidities in preterm infants post PDA ligation. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of infants less than 29 weeks gestational age from 2006 to 2014 who underwent PDA ligation. Infants with laryngeal symptoms underwent flexible fibreoptic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy to evaluate vocal cord function...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669149/current-treatment-options-for-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-a-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Yike Li, Gaelyn Garrett, David Zealear
Vocal fold paralysis (VFP) refers to neurological causes of reduced or absent movement of one or both vocal folds. Bilateral VFP (BVFP) is characterized by inspiratory dyspnea due to narrowing of the airway at the glottic level with both vocal folds assuming a paramedian position. The primary objective of intervention for BVFP is to relieve patients' dyspnea. Common clinical options for management include tracheostomy, arytenoidectomy and cordotomy. Other options that have been used with varying success include reinnervation techniques and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections into the vocal fold adductors...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658876/combined-left-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-and-phrenic-nerve-palsy-a-rare-presentation-of-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm
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Pradosh Kumar Sarangi, Pratisruti Hui, H S Sagar, Dinesh Kumar Kisku, Jayashree Mohanty
Hoarseness of voice due to Vocal Cord Palsy (VCP) resulting from aortic aneurysm is a rare entity. Hoarseness due to left Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (RLN) paralysis caused by identifiable cardiovascular disease has been described as Ortner's syndrome or Cardiovocal syndrome. Very rarely, thoracic aortic aneurysm can cause Phrenic Nerve (PN) palsy causing hemidiaphragm paralysis. But, aortic aneurysm causing both RLN and PN palsy is an extremely rare occasion. Our literature review showed only three cases of combined RLN and PN palsy due to thoracic aortic aneurysm...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643583/hemodynamic-stability-during-laryngeal-electromyography-procedures
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Yi-An Lu, Yu-Cheng Pei, Alice Mk Wong, Hui-Chen Chiang, Tuan-Jen Fang
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) is accepted as safe, with minimal side effects. However, patient hemodynamic stability, during these procedures, has not been reported. This study aimed to investigate the hemodynamics in patients undergoing LEMG and determine the risk factors for hemodynamic changes. METHODS: We recruited 89 consecutive patients who underwent LEMG. Baseline and postprocedural changes in vital signs were analyzed. RESULTS: Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) increased from 75...
June 23, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643050/application-of-transoral-continuous-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-in-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery-for-thyroid-disease-a-preliminary-study
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Han-Kun Chen, Chun-Liang Chen, Kuo-Shan Wen, Yi-Feng Lin, Kai-Yuan Lin, Yih-Huei Uen
BACKGROUND: The novel concept of continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring (Cont-IONM) through stimulation of the vagal nerve has been used in thyroidectomies to prevent imminent injury of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). This article reports on this technology and the results of using transoral Cont-IONM in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery for thyroid disease. METHODS: Cont-IONM of the RLN was achieved through automatic cyclical stimulation of the vagal nerve using a C2 monitor and delta stimulating electrode...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638932/-treatment-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-paralysis
#14
A H Müller
Whereas static vocal fold medialization or lateralization are currently the standard procedures, new dynamic treatment methods such as reinnervation and laryngeal pacing focus on better toning and remobilization of the paralyzed vocal folds. End-to-end or jump anastomoses of the recurrent laryngeal nerve can preserve muscle mass and avoid atrophy, thus enabling subsequent dynamic therapeutic options. Prognostic evaluation and the time point of therapeutic intervention are important issues in the management of patients with recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis...
July 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631451/accuracy-of-transcutaneous-laryngeal-ultrasound-for-detecting-vocal-cord-paralysis-in-the-immediate-postoperative-period-after-total-thyroidectomy
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Marcos de Miguel, Eva M Peláez, Enric Caubet, Óscar González, Mercedes Velasco, Lidia Rigual
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasound (TLUS) has emerged as a promising imaging tool for vocal cord examination in patients undergoing thyroid surgery. The focus of this prospective, double-blind study was to assess the accuracy of TLUS in the diagnosis of vocal cord paralysis in the immediate postoperative period following total thyroidectomy. METHODS: The study included 93 patients undergoing total thyroidectomy and assessed by videostrobolaryngoscopy (VSL) and TLUS...
June 14, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623857/vincristine-induced-neuropathy-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-oman-frequent-autonomic-and-more-severe-cranial-nerve-involvement
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Hanan F Nazir, Amna AlFutaisi, Mathew Zacharia, Mohamed Elshinawy, Surekha T Mevada, Abdulhakim Alrawas, Doaa Khater, Deepali Jaju, Yasser Wali
BACKGROUND: Vincristine (VCR) induced peripheral neuropathy is a common complication in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). PROCEDURES: A retrospective data analysis over an interval of 10 years (2006-2016) of all children with ALL seen at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital was carried out. Electronic medical records of eligible patients were reviewed. Patients with clinical evidence of neuropathy and abnormal nerve conduction studies (NCSs) were included in the study...
June 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612098/measurement-of-the-maximum-frequency-of-electroglottographic-fluctuations-in-the-expiration-phase-of-volitional-cough-as-a-functional-test-for-cough-efficiency
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Toshihiko Iwahashi, Makoto Ogawa, Kiyohito Hosokawa, Chieri Kato, Hidenori Inohara
The hypotheses of the present study were that the maximum frequency of fluctuation of electroglottographic (EGG) signals in the expiration phase of volitional cough (VC) reflects the cough efficiency and that this EGG parameter is affected by impaired laryngeal closure, expiratory effort strength, and gender. For 20 normal healthy adults and 20 patients diagnosed with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP), each participant was fitted with EGG electrodes on the neck, had a transnasal laryngo-fiberscope inserted, and was asked to perform weak/strong VC tasks while EGG signals and a high-speed digital image of the larynx were recorded...
June 13, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577534/a-novel-variation-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
#18
Gaosong Wu, Kun Wang
BACKGROUND: Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve is one of the most severe complications of thyroid surgery. Several anatomic variations of the nerve increase the likelihood of iatrogenic damage. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old woman was presented to our department with a nodule in the right thyroid lobe, and she reported no voice changes. She had no history of surgery or radiation to the head or neck. Fine-needle aspiration was recorded as papillary thyroid carcinoma...
June 2, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577127/utility-of-intraoperative-nerve-monitoring-in-thyroid-surgery-20-year-experience-with-1418-cases
#19
Sameep Kadakia, Moustafa Mourad, Shirley Hu, Ryan Brown, Thomas Lee, Yadranko Ducic
PURPOSE: The efficacy of intraoperative nerve monitoring is controversial in the literature. This study of a single surgeon's experience seeks to determine if the use of intraoperative nerve monitoring influences recurrent laryngeal nerve injury during thyroid surgery. METHODS: Six hundred fifty-seven patients with normal pre-operative vocal fold function underwent thyroid surgery without the use of intraoperative nerve monitoring from September 1997 to January 2007, while 761 patients underwent thyroid surgery from February 2007 to February 2016 with routine use of nerve monitoring...
June 2, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559644/severe-microscopic-polyangiitis-with-unilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-as-initial-manifestation
#20
Luis Felipe Flores-Suárez, Marco Antonio Alba, Gabriel Tona
CASE DESCRIPTION: A 16 year-old female who presented with initial ear, nose and throat manifestations who later progressed to severe renal disease, requiring hemodialysis after 11 months of unique laryngeal involvement. CLINICAL FINDINGS: Unilateral vocal cord paralysis without other symptoms or signs, but with positive perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) and anti-myeloperoxidase autoantibodies, followed an unfavorable course months later with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis...
March 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
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