Conclusion: Bilateral vocal fold immobility continues to be a challenge to treating physician and patient. When evaluating BVFI, it is important to look for and treat reversible pathology as well as significant extra-laryngeal disease. Surgical intervention is often able to establish a static glottic opening that allows a compromise between airway and voice in the absence of a tracheotomy. Because this compromise is not always satisfactory, efforts to remobilize at least one vocal fold continue, and provide the greatest promise in improving patient outcomes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Vocal Fold Paralysis|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||12|
|ISBN (Print)||3540237658, 9783540237655|
|State||Published - 2006|