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Voice and laryngeal configuration of men with unilateral vocal fold paralysis before and after medialization.
J Voice. 2011 Sep; 25(5):611-8.JV

Abstract

AIM

To describe the laryngeal configuration and the voice of male patients diagnosed with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) before and after medialization.

METHODS

A retrospective study involving the collection of data from medical records of 142 patients diagnosed with UVFP from January 2003 to April 2009, submitted to auditory-perceptual assessment of voices and visual perception of laryngeal images before and after medialization.

RESULTS

The study included data from 24 male patients, with an average of 60.7 years, who underwent three surgical medialization techniques (injection of hyaluronic acid, type I thyroplasty, and injection of Teflon). Before treatment, the position of the paralyzed vocal fold was seen to have a significant influence to the passing of the healthy vocal fold beyond the midline and on the overall degree of dysphonia. After treatment, the complete glottic closure; the free margin of the linear vocal fold; paralyzed vocal fold in the median position, reduction of hoarseness, roughness and breathiness (more frequently mild), and asthenia (more frequently normal and mild); tension and instability (more frequency normal); and a decrease in the overall degree of dysphonia were found to be significant.

CONCLUSION

The position of the paralyzed vocal fold influences the position of the healthy vocal fold in relation to the midline and the overall degree of dysphonia. All three treatments improved the glottic configuration and the voice of patients with UVFP.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Morphological Sciences, Neuroscience Program, Institute of Basic Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. fonoka@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20951549

Citation

Schwarz, Karine, et al. "Voice and Laryngeal Configuration of Men With Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis Before and After Medialization." Journal of Voice : Official Journal of the Voice Foundation, vol. 25, no. 5, 2011, pp. 611-8.
Schwarz K, Cielo CA, Steffen N, et al. Voice and laryngeal configuration of men with unilateral vocal fold paralysis before and after medialization. J Voice. 2011;25(5):611-8.
Schwarz, K., Cielo, C. A., Steffen, N., Becker, J., & Jotz, G. P. (2011). Voice and laryngeal configuration of men with unilateral vocal fold paralysis before and after medialization. Journal of Voice : Official Journal of the Voice Foundation, 25(5), 611-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2010.07.010
Schwarz K, et al. Voice and Laryngeal Configuration of Men With Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis Before and After Medialization. J Voice. 2011;25(5):611-8. PubMed PMID: 20951549.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Voice and laryngeal configuration of men with unilateral vocal fold paralysis before and after medialization. AU - Schwarz,Karine, AU - Cielo,Carla Aparecida, AU - Steffen,Nédio, AU - Becker,Jéfferson, AU - Jotz,Geraldo Pereira, Y1 - 2010/10/16/ PY - 2010/04/25/received PY - 2010/07/23/accepted PY - 2010/10/19/entrez PY - 2010/10/19/pubmed PY - 2012/1/6/medline SP - 611 EP - 8 JF - Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation JO - J Voice VL - 25 IS - 5 N2 - AIM: To describe the laryngeal configuration and the voice of male patients diagnosed with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) before and after medialization. METHODS: A retrospective study involving the collection of data from medical records of 142 patients diagnosed with UVFP from January 2003 to April 2009, submitted to auditory-perceptual assessment of voices and visual perception of laryngeal images before and after medialization. RESULTS: The study included data from 24 male patients, with an average of 60.7 years, who underwent three surgical medialization techniques (injection of hyaluronic acid, type I thyroplasty, and injection of Teflon). Before treatment, the position of the paralyzed vocal fold was seen to have a significant influence to the passing of the healthy vocal fold beyond the midline and on the overall degree of dysphonia. After treatment, the complete glottic closure; the free margin of the linear vocal fold; paralyzed vocal fold in the median position, reduction of hoarseness, roughness and breathiness (more frequently mild), and asthenia (more frequently normal and mild); tension and instability (more frequency normal); and a decrease in the overall degree of dysphonia were found to be significant. CONCLUSION: The position of the paralyzed vocal fold influences the position of the healthy vocal fold in relation to the midline and the overall degree of dysphonia. All three treatments improved the glottic configuration and the voice of patients with UVFP. SN - 1873-4588 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20951549/Voice_and_laryngeal_configuration_of_men_with_unilateral_vocal_fold_paralysis_before_and_after_medialization_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0892-1997(10)00133-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -