What are the long-term outcomes of patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) who are treated with injection laryngoplasty (IL)?
Explore this issue:November 2010
Background: IL, a temporary intervention for UVFP, is often performed in patients with a potentially recoverable recurrent laryngeal nerve insult while they await spontaneous recovery, compensation or definitive intervention. The decision to treat UVFP is historically based on the duration of paralysis, with laryngeal framework surgery a permanent intervention performed in cases of UVFP that do not recover. This study was designed to evaluate the outcomes of patients with potentially recoverable recurrent laryngeal nerve injury who are treated with IL.
Study design: Retrospective review| | | Next → | Single Page