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82nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

01.06. - 05.06.2011, Freiburg

A morphometric cadaver study for the comparison of endoscopic arytenoid lateropexy, transverse chordotomy and arytenoidectomy

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author László Szakács - Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • Balázs Sztanó - Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • Shahram Madani - Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • Alice Szamosközi - Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • György Smehák - Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • László Rovó - Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 82. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. Freiburg i. Br., 01.-05.06.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11hnod113

DOI: 10.3205/11hnod113, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11hnod1133

Published: April 19, 2011

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Outline

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Objective: Bilateral vocal cord immobility (BVCI) may be treated by different endoscopic procedures. In this cadaver study three common methods (transverse chordotomy (TC), partial medial (MA) and total arytenoidectomy (A)) were compared to a newer suture lateralization method, the endoscopic arytenoid lateropexy (EAL).

Study design: The glottis enlarging efficacy of each procerure, the glottic area was assessed by a digital image analyzing program on 60 fresh cadaver larynges. In the first step, the reversible EAL was performed, then after the removal of the fixating sutures on 20 larynges transverse chordotomy, on 20 larynges total arytenoidectomy (TA) and on 20 larynges medial arytenoidectomy (MA) were performed.

Results: The glottic area: Cadaver position: 36,4 mm2, TC 61,0 mm2, MA 96,4 mm2, A 121,4 mm2, EAL: mean 134,4 mm2

Discussion: This objective results support the efficacy of EAL compared to A and TC, however in smaller larynx the arytenoidectomy provided slightly bigger glottis enlargement in some cases. Considering the reversibility and function preservation of EAL this method is suggested to be the primer treatment of these patients.