Type I thyroplasty
by Jayakumar R Menon

Jaypee’s Video Atlas of Operative Otorhinolaryngology AND Head & Neck Surgery

by Vicky S Khattar, Bachi T Hathiram
About Video

This video demonstrates type I thyroplasty (medialization laryngoplasty) which is most commonly performed for patients suffering from unilateral vocal fold immobility with the use of a silastic implant fashioned so as to be of adequate size to suit the purpose. There are numerous other indications for this procedure, such as sulcus vocalis with a severe glottic insufficiency. Numerous materials have been described for medialization thyroplasty, the most common one being silicone (which has been demonstrated here). The procedure may have to be combined with an arytenoid rotation, if a medialization fails to reduce the glottic insufficiency adequately.

Report this Video

© 2019 Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.   |   All Rights Reserved

Powered by MPS ScholarStor