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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/28713750/comminuted-laryngeal-fracture-following-blunt-trauma-a-need-for-strict-legislation-on-roads
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Shraddha Jain, Pragya Singh, Minal Gupta, Bhavna Kamble, Suresh S Phatak
Laryngeal fracture is a rare condition with potential life-long implications related to airway patency, voice quality, and swallowing. Rarity of the condition leads to lack of consensus on the most suitable way to manage this injury. The mode of injury can be prevented by strict legislation on the roads. We report a case of a 28-year-old Indian male who sustained a comminuted displaced fracture of the thyroid cartilage with disruption of anterior commissure due to blunt trauma caused by the metallic side rod of a ladder projecting from the rear of a vehicle in front of the bike on which he was riding...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712704/impact-of-perioperative-voice-therapy-on-outcomes-in-the-surgical-management-of-vocal-fold-cysts
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Kathleen M Tibbetts, Laura M Dominguez, C Blake Simpson
INTRODUCTION: Vocal fold cysts are benign mid-membranous lesions of the true vocal fold, classified as mucus retention or epidermal inclusion cysts. Treatment is surgical excision with or without postoperative voice therapy. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of the demographics, treatment approach, and outcomes of patients treated for vocal fold cysts between 2009 and 2014. Voice Handicap Index (VHI)-10 scores before and after treatment were compared using the Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test and the two-tailed Student's t test...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701595/cardiovascular-operation-a-significant-risk-factor-of-arytenoid-cartilage-dislocation-subluxation-after-anesthesia
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Seri Tsuru, Mayuko Wakimoto, Takeshi Iritakenishi, Makoto Ogawa, Yukio Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Arytenoid cartilage dislocation/subluxation is one of the rare complications following tracheal intubation, and there have been no reports about risk factors leading this complication. From our clinical experience, we have an impression that patients undergoing cardiovascular operations tend to be associated with this complication. AIMS: We designed a large retrospective study to reveal the incidence and risk factors predicting the occurrence and to examine whether our impression is true...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688211/reducing-sedation-time-for-thyroplasty-with-arytenoid-adduction-with-sequential-anesthetic-technique
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Charles K Saadeh, Eric B Rosero, Girish P Joshi, Esra Ozayar, Ted Mau
OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent to which a sequential anesthetic technique 1) shortens time under sedation for thyroplasty with arytenoid adduction (TP-AA), 2) affects the total operative time, and 3) changes the voice outcome compared to TP-AA performed entirely under sedation/analgesia. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: A new sequential anesthetic technique of performing most of the TP-AA surgery under general anesthesia (GA), followed by transition to sedation/analgesia (SA) for voice assessment, was developed to achieve smooth emergence from GA...
July 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684786/autologous-thyroid-cartilage-graft-implantation-in-medialization-laryngoplasty-a-modified-approach-for-treating-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
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Ming-Shao Tsai, Ming-Yu Yang, Geng-He Chang, Yao-Te Tsai, Meng-Hung Lin, Cheng-Ming Hsu
Medialization laryngoplasty is the standard surgical treatment for unilateral vocal fold paralysis. This study presents a modified approach in which a thyroid cartilage graft is implanted in medialization laryngoplasty. 22 patients who underwent this approach were included in the study. The results revealed that glottal incompetence and vocal performance were markedly improved following surgery, and the follow-up period ranged from 6 to 74 months (mean, 21.4 months). Acoustic analysis revealed significant improvements in the maximum phonation time (from 3...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681923/treatment-effectiveness-for-aging-changes-in-the-larynx
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Aaron M Sachs, Steven A Bielamowicz, Sheila V Stager
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of injection augmentation and bilateral thyroplasty surgery in managing age-related changes of the larynx. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review of patients treated with bilateral thyroplasty and/or injection augmentation. METHODS: We evaluated 22 patients before and after treatment using: 1) normalized glottal gap area and normalized true vocal fold width from endoscopic images; 2) patient self-rating questionnaires; and 3) acoustic and aerodynamic measures...
July 6, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673831/risk-factors-for-laryngeal-penetration-aspiration-in-patients-with-acute-traumatic-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Tiina Ihalainen, Irina Rinta-Kiikka, Teemu M Luoto, Tuomo Thesleff, Mika Helminen, Anna-Maija Korpijaakko-Huuhka, Antti Ronkainen
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Laryngeal penetration-aspiration, entry of material into the airways, is considered the most severe subtype of dysphagia and common among patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for penetration-aspiration in patients with acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (TCSCI). STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Thirty-seven patients with TCSCI...
June 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665845/the-effect-of-anterior-palatoplasty-plus-modified-expansion-sphincter-pharyngoplasty-on-voice-performance-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Doğan Atan, Kürşat Murat Özcan, Müge Özcan, Hüseyin Dere
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effect of anterior palatoplasty (AP) plus modified expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (MESP) on voice performance in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). METHODS: Fourteen OSAS patients who had AP + MESP procedure were included in the study. Voice performances of the patients were analyzed with acoustic voice analysis before surgery, and 6 months after surgery. RESULTS: Preoperative and postoperative F0, jitter percentage, and shimmer percentage were compared...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663608/comparison-of-usefulness-of-ketamine-and-magnesium-sulfate-nebulizations-for-attenuating-postoperative-sore-throat-hoarseness-of-voice-and-cough
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Sunil Rajan, George Jacob Malayil, Rekha Varghese, Lakshmi Kumar
CONTEXT: Postoperative sore throat (POST) is a complication that is unresolved in patients undergoing endotracheal intubation. AIM: To compare the effects of ketamine and magnesium sulfate nebulizations in two strengths, on the incidence and severity of POST, hoarseness, and cough. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Sixty surgical patients undergoing elective abdominal and lower limb surgeries under combined epidural and general anesthesia were included in this prospective, randomized, double-blinded study...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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/28647428/reproducibility-of-automated-voice-range-profiles-a-systematic-literature-review
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Trine Printz, Tine Rosenberg, Christian Godballe, Anne-Kirstine Dyrvig, Ågot Møller Grøntved
OBJECTIVE: Reliable voice range profiles are of great importance when measuring effects and side effects from surgery affecting voice capacity. Automated recording systems are increasingly used, but the reproducibility of results is uncertain. Our objective was to identify and review the existing literature on test-retest accuracy of the automated voice range profile assessment. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, ComDisDome, Embase, and CINAHL (EBSCO)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624166/retrograde-thyroidectomy-for-preservation-of-the-external-branch-of-the-superior-laryngeal-nerve-a-case-series
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Vijay Naraynsingh, Shamir Cawich, Dale Hassranah, Ravi Maharaj, Shariful Islam, Yardesh Singh
BACKGROUND: The external branch of the Superior Laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) is at high risk of injury in surgery for large multinodular goitre (MNG) since the upper pole is high in the neck, well cephalad to the EBSLN. We present a technique of drawing the lobe caudally by retrograde thyroidectomy in order to minimize nerve injury. DESIGN & METHOD: All patients having surgery for benign MNG were included. Cases with previous thyroid surgery, malignant and toxic disease were excluded...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605818/-phonomicrosurgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-400-cases
#14
Rudolf Reiter, Thomas Hoffmann
Introduction Voice disorders caused by pseudotumors of the vocal folds or paralysis of the vocal folds with incomplete glottis closure frequently require phonomicrosurgery. These interventions were analyzed with regard to quality of voice after surgery and safety of the intervention. Methods Retrospective analysis of 400 consecutive phonomicrosurgery interventions. The following parameters were collected: distribution of pathologies of the vocal folds, rating of the voice quality by both the surgeon (RBH-system) and patient and videolaryngstroboscopy six weeks after the intervention compared to the state prior to surgery, complications and results of histological examination...
June 12, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602058/development-and-evaluation-of-a-korean-version-of-a-thyroid-specific-quality-of-life-questionnaire-scale-in-thyroid-cancer-patients
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Chang Hwan Ryu, Boram Park, Junsun Ryu, Youn Mi Ryu, Seong Ae Jo, You Jin Lee, Eun-Kyung Lee, Yul Hwangbo, Jungnam Joo, Yuh-Seog Jung
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop a Korean version of the self-reported thyroid specific quality of life (QoL) questionnaire for thyroid cancer patients (KT-QoL), and to evaluate its reliability and validity. Materials and Methods: Two hundred seventy-two patients who underwent thyroidectomy from January to December 2010 were recruited in this study. The original version of the Thyroid QoL (T-QoL) was translated into Korean and evaluated for its reliability and validity...
May 26, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595674/blunt-laryngeal-trauma-secondary-to-sporting-injuries
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D Mendis, J A Anderson
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal injury after blunt trauma is uncommon, but can cause catastrophic airway obstruction and significant morbidity in voice and airway function. This paper aims to discuss a case series of sports-related blunt laryngeal trauma patients and describe the results of a thorough literature review. METHOD: Retrospective case-based analysis of laryngeal trauma referrals over six years to a tertiary laryngology centre. RESULTS: Twenty-eight patients were identified; 13 (46 per cent) sustained sports-related trauma...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582520/rapid-resolution-of-ortner-s-syndrome-with-giant-left-atrium-after-double-valve-replacement-surgery
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Metesh Nalin Acharya, Toufan Bahrami, Aron-Frederik Popov, Sunil Kishore Bhudia
Hoarseness of voice due to recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy is an uncommon manifestation of cardiothoracic disease. Ortner's syndrome is hoarseness attributed to mechanical compression of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve in association with several cardiopulmonary disease states. We here describe a rare case of Ortner's syndrome developing in a 60-year-old woman with a giant left atrium in the context of rheumatic mitral valve stenosis. The remarkable resolution of her voice hoarseness within 1 week of valve replacement surgery has not been reported in similar cases to date...
June 5, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582334/introducing-the-international-confederation-of-plastic-surgery-societies-icoplast
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Hinne A Rakhorst, Hassan Badran, Howard M Clarke, Rodney Cooter, Gregory R D Evans, Julio Daniel Kirschbaum, Kyung Suk Koh, Carol Lazier, Robert X Murphy, Takashi Nakatsuka, Nelson Sarto Piccolo, Graeme Perks
This paper describes the formation of the International Confederation of Plastic Surgery, ICOPLAST, as a novel, transparent, dynamic, and pro-active confederation of national plastic surgery societies. ICOPLAST aspires to provide a voice for the entire international community of plastic surgeons.ICOPLAST has been designed to benefit the patient, plastic surgery as a profession and each individual plastic surgeon. Its principal objective is to enhance international communication, education, and advocacy processes to ultimately improve patient outcomes for plastic surgery patients globally...
June 1, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577534/a-novel-variation-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
#19
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/28549624/multiparametric-assessment-of-voice-quality-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-microlaryngeal-surgery-correlation-between-subjective-and-objective-methods
#20
Anna Rzepakowska, Ewelina Sielska-Badurek, Ewa Osuch-Wójcikiewicz, Kazimierz Niemczyk
The aim of the study was to estimate voice defect and the quality of life deterioration in patients with different laryngeal pathologies qualified for microsurgery treatment. The results of videolaryngostroboscopy (VLS), perception, aerodynamics, acoustics, Dysphonia Severity Index, Voice Handicap Index (VHI), and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale Brief Version before microsurgery were analyzed. There were 151 patients enrolled in the study. There were 86 patients in group 1 (benign lesions), 34 in group 2 (premalignant conditions), and 31 in group 3 (malignant neoplasms)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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