August 22, 2018 | Steven Zuniga, MD; Barbara Ebersole, MA, CCC-SLP; Nausheen Jamal, MD
While the impact of injection laryngoplasty on voice outcomes in unilateral vocal fold immobility has been well characterized, there is a relative paucity of literature investigating its influence on swallow function and outcomes. We performed a retrospective chart review of...
December 12, 2017 | Georges Ziade, MD; Ghassan Haddad, MD; Sarah Assaad, MPH; Maher Kasti, MD; Abdul-Latif Hamdan, MD
We performed a retrospective chart review to compare the presence and types of abnormal muscle tension patterns (MTPs) in patients who had been diagnosed with glottal insufficiency before and after fiberoptic injection laryngoplasty. The main cause of glottal insufficiency had...
June 20, 2017 | Nazaneen Grant, MD; Richard J. Wong, MD; Dennis H. Kraus, MD; Heiko Schoder, MD; Ryan C. Branski, PhD
The potential for the misinterpretation of positron-emission tomography (PET) scans in the context of a possible malignancy has been confirmed in a case report showing increased 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake after unilateral vocal fold augmentation medialization. We...
April 30, 2017 | Raj B. Patel, MD; Aaron Jaworek, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS
Vocal fold granulomas usually form near the vocal process or on the mucosa covering the medial surface of the arytenoid cartilage. These lesions are not true granulomas and consist of fibroblasts, collagen, leukocytes, and proliferating capillaries.