Surgical treatment of vocal cord paralysis
55 year old male patient came with complaints of:
1. Weakness of voice - 1 year
2. Aspiration while drinking fluids - 1 year
History of thyroidectomy 1 year back
Video laryngoscopy showed:
Right vocal cord paralysed with falling forward of right arytenoid.
Left cord was mobile.
Phonatory waste could be seen.
The patient was taken up for medialization thyroplasty using Gor-Tex.
This surgery was performed under local anesthesia.