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Problem after Thyroplasty


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Old 01-08-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
josemrosa
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Problem after Thyroplasty

Hello:
I had a paralyzed right vocal cord and I had a thyroplasty or better called: Vocal Cord Medialization back in August with a revision surgery done back in October. My voice hasn't improved at all even though I have the biggest implant they have. It is very frustrating, the voice still breathy and I have problems saying more than 4 words on a row, I run out of air.

Have anyone experience something like that before? Any suggestions?

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Jose

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:50 PM   #2
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Re: Problem after Thyroplasty

It is disappointing to note not one reply. I am looking to move forward with a Type 1 thyroplasty for rt vocal cord paralysis. I have had injection medializaion and it worked for two months (temporary I knew going in). Now trying to decide to move forward with the permanent implant medialization. Two choices seem to be silastic vs gore-tex implants. What type did you have? What has happened since you posted the note in January? What did the surgeon say about no improvement? Did you have special circumstances?

Ken

 
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