Outcomes of Autologous Fat Injection Laryngoplasty in Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis

Khadivi, Ehsan and Akbarian, Mohammad and Khazaeni, kamran and Salehi, Maryam (2016) Outcomes of Autologous Fat Injection Laryngoplasty in Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 28 (3). pp. 215-219.

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Introduction: Unilateral vocal cord paralysis (UVCP) is not an uncommon finding. Several procedures are available to manage glottal insufficiency. We conducted a clinical trial to evaluate the outcome of fat injection laryngoplasty. Materials and Methods: Liposuctioned lower abdomen fat was injected for augmentation of paralyzed vocal cord in 20 patients with UVCP. Autologous fat was harvested with an 18G needle and a 20-ml disposable syringe using a liposuction technique. Clinical follow-up after the injection was carried out from 1 to 6–21 months Results: Voice and glottal protective function were significantly improved after the surgery. Vocal elements were immediately improved after the surgery, and after 1 year of follow-up. Conclusion: Fat injection laryngoplasty by liposuction is simple, safe, effective and has a low cost for patients with UVCP with aspiration and breathy voice dysphonia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 14:00
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 14:00
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3357

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