Management of unilateral vocal fold paralysis continues to generate controversy. Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon®) injection remains the most popular procedure for medialization; however, there are problems involved with its use. Endoscopic assessment of patients treated with medialization laryngoplasty revealed a normal mucosal wave form in contrast to the stiff vocal fold observed with Teflon injection. Medialization laryngoplasty is also considered a reversible procedure. Based on these findings, medialization laryngoplasty should be considered the procedure of choice for unilateral vocal fold paralysis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|