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Results of ansa to recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Mar; 136(3):450-4.OH

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

We sought to describe the results of ansa cervicalis to recurrent laryngeal nerve (ansa-RLN) reinnervation for unilateral vocal fold paralysis.

STUDY DESIGN

A chart review was performed on patients undergoing ansa-RLN reinnervation for unilateral vocal cord paralysis at a tertiary care center. Patient perceptions of preoperative and postoperative voice quality was surveyed. Acoustic and visual parameters were assessed from videostroboscopy.

RESULTS

From a total of 25 study patients, 15 patients underwent both preoperative and postoperativ video stroboscopies. In stroboscopies within 6 months, the average improvement in overall severity, roughness, and breathiness was 69, 79, and 100 percent, respectively. In stroboscopies after 6 months, the average improvement in overall severity, roughness, and breathiness was 63, 66, and 100 percent, respectively. Postoperatively, all patients had reinnervation of the vocal fold.

CONCLUSIONS

Voice outcomes were improved in patients with preoperative and postoperative stroboscopies.

SIGNIFICANCE

Ansa-RLN reinnervation should be considered as a treatment for unilateral vocal fold paralysis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17321876

Citation

Lee, Walter T., et al. "Results of Ansa to Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Reinnervation." Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 136, no. 3, 2007, pp. 450-4.
Lee WT, Milstein C, Hicks D, et al. Results of ansa to recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;136(3):450-4.
Lee, W. T., Milstein, C., Hicks, D., Akst, L. M., & Esclamado, R. M. (2007). Results of ansa to recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation. Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 136(3), 450-4.
Lee WT, et al. Results of Ansa to Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Reinnervation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;136(3):450-4. PubMed PMID: 17321876.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Results of ansa to recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation. AU - Lee,Walter T, AU - Milstein,Claudio, AU - Hicks,Douglas, AU - Akst,Lee M, AU - Esclamado,Ramon M, PY - 2006/08/29/received PY - 2006/11/20/accepted PY - 2007/2/27/pubmed PY - 2007/4/14/medline PY - 2007/2/27/entrez SP - 450 EP - 4 JF - Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery JO - Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg VL - 136 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the results of ansa cervicalis to recurrent laryngeal nerve (ansa-RLN) reinnervation for unilateral vocal fold paralysis. STUDY DESIGN: A chart review was performed on patients undergoing ansa-RLN reinnervation for unilateral vocal cord paralysis at a tertiary care center. Patient perceptions of preoperative and postoperative voice quality was surveyed. Acoustic and visual parameters were assessed from videostroboscopy. RESULTS: From a total of 25 study patients, 15 patients underwent both preoperative and postoperativ video stroboscopies. In stroboscopies within 6 months, the average improvement in overall severity, roughness, and breathiness was 69, 79, and 100 percent, respectively. In stroboscopies after 6 months, the average improvement in overall severity, roughness, and breathiness was 63, 66, and 100 percent, respectively. Postoperatively, all patients had reinnervation of the vocal fold. CONCLUSIONS: Voice outcomes were improved in patients with preoperative and postoperative stroboscopies. SIGNIFICANCE: Ansa-RLN reinnervation should be considered as a treatment for unilateral vocal fold paralysis. SN - 0194-5998 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17321876/Results_of_ansa_to_recurrent_laryngeal_nerve_reinnervation_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -