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.

Video clipping showing the surgical procedure:

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