Perspectives on medialization laryngoplasty.Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2004 Feb; 37(1):139-60, vii.OC
Medialization laryngoplasty has become the new gold standard for the permanent management of patients with vocal fold paralysis and paresis. This article reviews the conceptual developments of the diagnosis and management of patients with vocal fold paresis and paralysis. We identify the specifics of operative decision-making as well as surgical complications associated with medializationlaryngoplasty. The role of revision surgery is detailed. We suggest a standardized evaluation using both objective and subjective data for analysis of surgical outcomes.