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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Swallowing outcomes after posterior cordectomy with partial arytenoidectomy in bilateral abductor palsy

1 Department of ENT-HN Surgery, NAMS, Kathmandu, Nepal
2 Department of Laryngology, Deenanathmangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of ENT, ESIC Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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K C Arun
Department of ENT-HN Surgery, NAMS, Kathmandu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jlv.jlv_3_22

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Introduction: Laser posterior cordectomy with partial arytenoidectomy (PCPA) using CO2 laser is one of the treatment modalities for bilateral vocal fold immobility (BVFI). In addition to maintaining an adequate airway, the procedure may cause aspiration. Aim: The aim of this study was to study the swallowing outcomes after laser posterior cordectomy with PCPA in BVFI. Study Design: This was a prospective observational study. Materials and Methods: Patients undergoing laser posterior cordectomy with PCPA in bilateral abductor palsy from January 2012 to December 2014 had been examined with Fiber-optic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing in 1st, 6th, and 12th weeks after surgery. Results: Thirty-six patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Two patients had penetration for liquid in 1st week but recovered without intervention. None of the patients had an aspiration to liquid, semisolid, and solid (P > 0.05). Conclusion: Swallowing is not hampered following laser PCPA done for bilateral immobile vocal folds.

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