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What is a medialization laryngoplasty?
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Laryngoplasty
When a vocal cord is paralyzed, it often does not move toward the midline to contact the opposite vocal cord.
Medialization laryngoplasty involves placing an implant outside the paralyzed cord, moving it closer to the opposite vocal cord. This helps create a stronger, less breathy voice. Go see an ear nose and throat surgeon.

In brief: Laryngoplasty
When a vocal cord is paralyzed, it often does not move toward the midline to contact the opposite vocal cord.
Medialization laryngoplasty involves placing an implant outside the paralyzed cord, moving it closer to the opposite vocal cord. This helps create a stronger, less breathy voice. Go see an ear nose and throat surgeon.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Moving vocal cord
When a person has paralysis of a vocal cord, the cord is stuck in a position just off midline.
It has to be closer to midline to have a good voice. In order to improve the poor voice associated with a paralyzed vocal cord you perform medialization laryngoplasty. You can use injectable medications or implants to move the cord over and improve the voice. See your ENT for details.

In brief: Moving vocal cord
When a person has paralysis of a vocal cord, the cord is stuck in a position just off midline.
It has to be closer to midline to have a good voice. In order to improve the poor voice associated with a paralyzed vocal cord you perform medialization laryngoplasty. You can use injectable medications or implants to move the cord over and improve the voice. See your ENT for details.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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