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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-69

Management of bilateral abductor palsy: Posterior cordectomy with partial arytenoidectomy, endoscopic approach using CO 2 laser


Department of Laryngology, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Sachin Gandhi
Department of Laryngology, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-9748.85066

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The treatment of bilateral immobile vocal cords (BAP) is a balance between phonation, airway and swallowing. Various techniques of endoscopic approach for the treatment of bilateral vocal fold immobility have been proposed and have been modified by various surgeons. Trans oral CO 2 laser endoscopic arytenoidectomy has become the most common method for its management. CO 2 laser is arguably the most appropriate tool for cordectomy with the advantage of increased precision, better hemostasis and minimal tissue handling. We describe the procedure of posterior cordectomy with partial arytenoidectomy using trans oral CO 2 laser for management of BAP. The present modality of preservation of part of shelf of arytenoid and use of laser in super pulse mode contribute to good results with minimum complication


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