Early experiences with vocal ligament tightening. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Loss of tension of the thyroarytenoid ligament is seen in elderly patients, in patients with chronic voice strain, and in patients who have had intubation trauma or laryngeal crush trauma. A tightening of the ligament by mobilizing a midline strip of the thyroid cartilage and advancing the upper end of this strip is described. The early results are encouraging; long-term results in older patients are not really known at this time.

publication date

  • September 1983