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Thyroplasty type I - Apollo hospital experience, with a brief review of literature

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Thyraphtsty Type I in Phonosurgery is one of the techniques first practised by Prof. Isshiki, a pioneer in this field. The technique that we adopted is a tittle different from his technique, which is highlighted in a series of six cases, done at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai from December 1997 to April 2001. The postoperative results were quite good and the patients could phonate without any effort Patients followed up for one year showed no deterioration in phonation and they are back in their profession. A brief review of literature is documented.

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Correspondence to T. Ramadass or Nithya Narayanan or Girish N. Kulkarni or Shanker Ganesh S. R..

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Ramadass, T., Narayanan, N., Kulkarni, G.N. et al. Thyroplasty type I - Apollo hospital experience, with a brief review of literature. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 55, 180–183 (2003).

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Key Words

  • Thyroplasty
  • Medialisation laryngoplasty
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Silastic implant