Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of external laryngeal medialization acquired through a Gore-Tex implant in a 45 patients affected by unilateral vocal fold paralysis in abduction after pneumonectomy. Method: The cohort of patients was made up of 30 male (73.1%) and 11 female patients (26.9%) with an average age of 66.7 years in a range between 46 and 78 years. Results: The results were analyzed with the objective and subjective analysis of voicing and swallowing. In 95.2% of cases, voice and swallow improvement with statistically significant evidences. Conclusion:We can conclude that Gore- Tex implantation is a simple, reproducible and minimally invasive procedure for management of selected cases of vocal fold unilateral paralysis in the abductory position.

Precision treatment of post pneumonectomy unilateral laryngeal paralysis due to cancer

Antonino Maniaci;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of external laryngeal medialization acquired through a Gore-Tex implant in a 45 patients affected by unilateral vocal fold paralysis in abduction after pneumonectomy. Method: The cohort of patients was made up of 30 male (73.1%) and 11 female patients (26.9%) with an average age of 66.7 years in a range between 46 and 78 years. Results: The results were analyzed with the objective and subjective analysis of voicing and swallowing. In 95.2% of cases, voice and swallow improvement with statistically significant evidences. Conclusion:We can conclude that Gore- Tex implantation is a simple, reproducible and minimally invasive procedure for management of selected cases of vocal fold unilateral paralysis in the abductory position.
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