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Application of Thulium Laser as Office-based Procedure in Patients With Vocal Fold Polyps.
J Voice. 2020 Jan; 34(1):140-144.JV

Abstract

PURPOSE

To report the voice outcome measures of thulium laser therapy as an office procedure in patients with vocal fold polyps.

METHOD

This is a retrospective chart review of all patients with vocal fold polyps who underwent office-based thulium laser treatment between November 2016 and December 2017. Demographic data were collected. Objective voice outcome measures included extent of resolution, type of closure, and mucosal wave characteristics. Also, subjective outcome measures were reported, namely, Voice Handicap Index-10.

RESULTS

A total of 20 patients were enrolled with a mean age of 50.95 ± 14.70 years. All patients had unilateral vocal fold polyps except for one who had bilateral polyps. Out of the 20 patients, 16 had complete regression of disease and 4 had partial regression. The number of patients with incomplete glottal closure decreased from 12 pretreatment to only 1 patient posttreatment, and the number of patients with impaired mucosal waves decreased from 13 to 5. There was also a significant decrease in the mean VHI-10 score before and after treatment (15.61 vs. 4.61 P value < 0.001).

CONCLUSION

Thulium laser can be used as an office procedure for the treatment of vocal fold polyps.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut-Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. Electronic address: ah77@aub.edu.lb.Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut-Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut-Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30337120

Citation

Hamdan, Abdul-Latif, et al. "Application of Thulium Laser as Office-based Procedure in Patients With Vocal Fold Polyps." Journal of Voice : Official Journal of the Voice Foundation, vol. 34, no. 1, 2020, pp. 140-144.
Hamdan AL, Khalifee E, Ghanem A. Application of Thulium Laser as Office-based Procedure in Patients With Vocal Fold Polyps. J Voice. 2020;34(1):140-144.
Hamdan, A. L., Khalifee, E., & Ghanem, A. (2020). Application of Thulium Laser as Office-based Procedure in Patients With Vocal Fold Polyps. Journal of Voice : Official Journal of the Voice Foundation, 34(1), 140-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2018.08.016
Hamdan AL, Khalifee E, Ghanem A. Application of Thulium Laser as Office-based Procedure in Patients With Vocal Fold Polyps. J Voice. 2020;34(1):140-144. PubMed PMID: 30337120.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Application of Thulium Laser as Office-based Procedure in Patients With Vocal Fold Polyps. AU - Hamdan,Abdul-Latif, AU - Khalifee,Elie, AU - Ghanem,Anthony, Y1 - 2018/10/15/ PY - 2018/06/27/received PY - 2018/08/15/revised PY - 2018/08/27/accepted PY - 2018/10/20/pubmed PY - 2020/11/18/medline PY - 2018/10/20/entrez KW - Office-based procedure KW - Thulium laser KW - VHI-10 KW - Vocal fold polyps KW - Voice outcome measures SP - 140 EP - 144 JF - Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation JO - J Voice VL - 34 IS - 1 N2 - PURPOSE: To report the voice outcome measures of thulium laser therapy as an office procedure in patients with vocal fold polyps. METHOD: This is a retrospective chart review of all patients with vocal fold polyps who underwent office-based thulium laser treatment between November 2016 and December 2017. Demographic data were collected. Objective voice outcome measures included extent of resolution, type of closure, and mucosal wave characteristics. Also, subjective outcome measures were reported, namely, Voice Handicap Index-10. RESULTS: A total of 20 patients were enrolled with a mean age of 50.95 ± 14.70 years. All patients had unilateral vocal fold polyps except for one who had bilateral polyps. Out of the 20 patients, 16 had complete regression of disease and 4 had partial regression. The number of patients with incomplete glottal closure decreased from 12 pretreatment to only 1 patient posttreatment, and the number of patients with impaired mucosal waves decreased from 13 to 5. There was also a significant decrease in the mean VHI-10 score before and after treatment (15.61 vs. 4.61 P value < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Thulium laser can be used as an office procedure for the treatment of vocal fold polyps. SN - 1873-4588 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30337120/Application_of_Thulium_Laser_as_Office_based_Procedure_in_Patients_With_Vocal_Fold_Polyps_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0892-1997(18)30299-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -