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Medialization Laryngoplasty for Odynophonia

Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 1:15pm
Authors: 
Kupfer RA, Merati AL, Sulica L.
Journal Info: 
JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery 141(6):556-61, June 2015.

This publication involves a series of patients, with the principal complaint of 'pain when using voice', treated with framework surgery. The rationale for the treatment is that certain cases of 'pain when using voice', known as odynophonia, result from mild vocal fold paresis that causes little or no change in the voice. Treating these patients with an operation usually used to address voice change from paresis can address the pain symptoms, even in the absence of voice change.

Related Treatments: 
Laryngeal Framework Surgery
Related Disorders: 
Vocal Fold Paresis

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