[Report on the indication, technique and functional results of endolaryngeal arytenoidectomy and submucous partial chordectomy in bilateral paralysis of vocal cord (author's transl)].Laryngol Rhinol Otol (Stuttg). 1981 Aug; 60(8):397-401.LR
In 116 patients the further course of disease could be followed up. In all, 114 patients with mostly very satisfactory voice results could be primarily decannulated. In 69.7% of the patients, the decannulation took place between the 5th and 15th postoperative day, in 25.1% between 16 to 40 days. In one patient the decannulation could only be carried out after a second operation (laminotomy of the cricoid plate). This endolaryngeal arytenoidectomy can be considered therefore as a very reliable method with regard to a glottic dilation adapted to individual needs, permits quick decannulation and is well tolerated by the patients.