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Endoscopic laser arytenoidectomy with the use of CO2 laser
Author(s): S. Malandrakis; E. P. Prokopakis; M. Sidoris; A. Karatzanis; G. Velegrakis; Emmanuel S. Helidonis
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Paper Abstract

Upper airway obstruction due to bilateral vocal cord paralysis presents a serious challenge to the Otolaryngologist. Various surgical techniques have been advocated for the management of patients with vocal cord patients with vocal cord paralysis. Among these techniques, the individual use of laser CO2 arytenoidectomy and posterior cordotomy has gained wide acceptance. In this report, we describe our experience in the management of bilateral vocal cord paralysis by combining posterior partial cordotomy as described by Dennis and Kashima with total arytenoidectomy as described by Ossoff. We report the long term results in the management of 24 patients with bilateral vocal cord paralysis treated in our Department during the last 9 years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5449, Eighth International Conference on Laser and Laser Information Technologies, (21 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563279
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S. Malandrakis, Univ. of Crete School of Medicine (Greece)
Univ. Hospital of Crete (Greece)
E. P. Prokopakis, Univ. of Crete School of Medicine (Greece)
Univ. Hospital of Crete (Greece)
M. Sidoris, Univ. of Crete School of Medicine (Greece)
Univ. Hospital of Crete (Greece)
A. Karatzanis, Univ. of Crete School of Medicine (Greece)
Univ. Hospital of Crete (Greece)
G. Velegrakis, Univ. of Crete School of Medicine (Greece)
Univ. Hospital of Crete (Greece)
Emmanuel S. Helidonis, Univ. of Crete School of Medicine (Greece)
Univ. Hospital of Crete (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5449:
Eighth International Conference on Laser and Laser Information Technologies
Vladislav Ya. Panchenko; Nikola V. Sabotinov, Editor(s)

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