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Large vocal fold polyp

January 1, 2011  |  Venu Divi, MD, Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, and Jacqueline Oxenberg, DO

Laryngeal alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma involving the true vocal fold in an adult: Case report

December 17, 2010  |  Douglas D. Leventhal, MD, Joseph Spiegel, MD, and William Keane, MD

Abstract

Rhabdomyosarcoma of the larynx is extremely rare in adults, as only 17 well-documented cases have been previously reported in the English-language literature. Of these, only 2 cases (both male) involved the alveolar subtype of rhabdomyosarcoma, and neither involved the true...

Laryngeal keratosis with underlying invasive carcinoma

December 17, 2010  |  Sampan S. Bist, MS, Saurabh Varshney, MS, Rakesh Kumar, MS, Sanjeev Bhagat, MS, and Nitin Gupta, MS

Botulinum toxin-assisted endoscopic repair of traumatic vocal fold avulsion

September 1, 2010  |  Rima F. Abraham, MD, Stanley Shapshay, MD, and Lisa Galati, MD

Abstract

Blunt traumatic laryngeal injury in children often leads to intralaryngeal soft-tissue damage, which can quickly compromise an already small airway. Injuries requiring operative intervention have historically been repaired via open approaches such as thyrotomy and...

Laryngeal leiomyoma

August 1, 2010  |  Thomas Q. Gallagher, DO, LCDR, MC, USN and John T. Sinacori, MD, FACS

Type III thyroplasty for the treatment of glottic gap in a patient undergoing laryngofissure cordectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the vocal fold: Technique and outcome

June 1, 2010  |  Tolga Kandogan, MD

Abstract

A 44-year-old man presented with squamous cell carcinoma (T1aN0M0) on the left vocal fold and was prepared for a combined laryngofissure cordectomy and type III thyroplasty. The author performed both procedures together-not only to lower the tension on the healthy vocal fold,...

Acute dysphonia secondary to vocal fold hemorrhage after vardenafil use

June 1, 2010  |  Vikas Singh, MD, Seth M. Cohen, MD, MPH, Bernard Rousseau, PhD, J. Pieter Noordzij, MD, C. Gaelyn Garrett, MD, and Robert H. Ossoff, DMD, MD

Abstract

Owing to their vasodilatory effects, the phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors have become widely used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Among the reported adverse events of these agents are epistaxis, variceal bleeding, intracranial hemorrhage, and hemorrhoidal bleeding. We...

Type I thyroplasty revision 1 year after a window was mistakenly created on the cricoid cartilage

May 1, 2010  |  Hilmi Alper Şenkal, MD and Taner Yilmaz, MD

Abstract

Unilateral vocal fold paralysis causes glottic incompetence and can result in significant morbidity. To prevent such morbidity, surgeons treat affected patients with vocal fold medialization techniques; type I thyroplasty medialization surgery is widely used for this purpose....

Correlation between the Voice Handicap Index and voice laboratory measurements after phonosurgery

April 1, 2010  |  Jeffrey Cheng, MD and Peak Woo, MD, FACS

Abstract

Phonosurgery is an effective treatment for some vocal fold pathologies, and the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) survey has been shown to be a useful instrument for evaluating treatment effectiveness. We conducted a nonrandomized, prospective study of 21 patients who underwent...

Vocal fold cyst

April 1, 2010  |  Amy L. Rutt, DO and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Removal of vocal fold papillomata and a laryngeal web

March 1, 2010  |  C. Richard Stasney, MD, Margarita Rodriguez, BS, and Jeremy Hathway, MS

Influence of the macroscopic features of vocal fold polyps on the quality of voice: A retrospective review of 101 cases

March 1, 2010  |  Gursel Dursun, MD, Selmin Karatayli-Ozgursoy, MD, Ozan Bagis Ozgursoy, MD, Zahide Ciler Tezcaner, MD, Isil Coruh, Audiometrist, and Mehmet Akif Kilic, MD

Abstract

We conducted a study to examine six macroscopic features of vocal fold polyps and to investigate their influence on quality of voice. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 101 consecutive patients with vocal fold polyps who had undergone microlaryngeal surgery for polyp...

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