Medialization Thyroplasty Using the Pocket and Silicone Implant Technique

Authors

  • Maria Margarita F. Taningco Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Makati Medical Center
  • Emmanuel L. Ibay Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Makati Medical Center

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v31i2.243

Keywords:

unilateral vocal cord paralysis; medialization thyroplasty; Isshiki thyroplasty; silicone implant

Abstract

Objective: To describe a new method of medialization thyroplasty using a modified preformed nasal silicone implant.

Methods:

Design:           Surgical Innovation

Setting:           Tertiary Private Hospital

Participants:   Four patients underwent medialization thyroplasty using a pocket and nasal implant technique performed by the senior co-author.  The indication for medialization thyroplasty for these patients was hoarseness secondary to unilateral vocal fold paralysis of more than 6 months duration, and documented by flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy.  The outcomes were described with comparison of pre- and post-operative subjective voice assessment.

Results: Operative time was 15–30 minutes.  Post-operative subjective improvement of voice quality was evident.  Scars were minimal and aesthetically acceptable.  The procedure could be done on an outpatient basis. 

Conclusion: Medialization thyroplasty via a pocket and silicone implant technique is initially effective and may be a worthwhile alternative to the usual window technique.

Keywords: unilateral vocal cord paralysis; medialization thyroplasty; Isshiki thyroplasty; silicone implant

 

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Published

2016-11-30

How to Cite

1.
Taningco MMF, Ibay EL. Medialization Thyroplasty Using the Pocket and Silicone Implant Technique. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2016 Nov. 30 [cited 2024 Apr. 24];31(2):54-7. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/243