New therapeutic options and approaches have been developed based on an expanded knowledge of the underlying pathophysiology of vocal fold paralysis. The core of Vocal Fold Paralysis offers step-by-step descriptions and of the following therapies: vocal fold injection, medialization laryngoplasty, and arytenoid repositioning surgery. It also includes special topics such as reinnervation, vocal fold pacing, bilateral medialization, and pediatric and bilateral vocal fold paralysis. Vocal Fold Paralysis is a clinically useful reference for evaluation and treatment, as well as a summary of current knowledge and investigational approaches. This excellent guide fills a void within the field of otolaryngology and should not be missed by any otorhinolaryngologist, neurologist, phoniatrician or speech pathologist.
Otolaryngologists, phoniatricians/voice therapists, speech pathologists; neurologists, thoracis and thyroid surgeons who frequently deal with vocal fold paralysis
- Vocal cord
- Vocal fold paralysis
- Voice disorder
Table of contents
Basic Science and Clinical Evaluation: Neuroanatomy of the Larynx.- Synkinesis and Dysfunctional Reinnervation of the Larynx.- Vocal Fold Paralysis: Causes, Outcomes and Clinical Aspects.- Evaluation of Vocal Fold Paralysis.- Diagnostic Electromyography for Unilateral Vocal Cord Dysmotility. Treatment: Decision Points in the Management of Vocal Fold Paralysis.- Voice Therapy for Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis.- Injection Augmentation: Autologous Fat for Vocal Fold Injection. Collagen in Vocal Fold Injection. Treamtent of Glottal Insufficiency with Micronized Human Acellular Dermis (Cymetra®). Vocal Fold Augmentation with Calcium Hydroxylapatite.- Treatment of Glottal Insufficiency using Hyaluronan.- Principles of Medialization Laryngoplasty: Silastic Medialization Laryngoplasty. Medialization using the Montgomery® Thyroplasty System. Medialization Using the VoCoM® System. Titanium Medialization Implant. Medialization Laryngoplasty With Gore-Tex® (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene).- Arytenoid Repositioning Surgery. Special Topics: Laryngeal Reinnervation.- Electrical Stimulation for Vocal Fold Paralysis.- Bilateral Medialization Laryngoplasty.- Vocal Fold Paralysis in Children.- Bilateral Vocal Fold Immobility.