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Autologous grafts for treatment of vocal sulcus and atrophy.
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PMID:  17967647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To obtain complete glottal closure, and evaluate improvement of vocal fold vibration amplitude and vocal quality in patients with sulcus vocalis. METHODS: Autogenous fat and/or fascia augmentation was used in 34 patients with sulcus vocalis. Mean follow-up time was 1 year. The perceptual acoustic and phonatory functions and videolaryngostroboscopic data were evaluated before and after the procedure. RESULTS: Most of the individuals reported an improvement of vocal quality, a complete glottal closure, an enhancement of mucosal wave excursion, and significant results of acoustic perceptual and phonatory functions after the surgery. CONCLUSION: Fat and fascia injections are effective autogenous implants and should be considered options in the treatment of patients with sulcus vocalis and vocal fold atrophy.
José Antônio Pinto; Mario Luiz Augustus da Silva Freitas; Arturo Frick Carpes; Paula Zimath; Valeria Marquis; Luciana Godoy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0194-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-30     Completed Date:  2007-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508176     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  785-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nucleus of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / transplantation*
Fascia / transplantation*
Middle Aged
Transplantation, Autologous
Treatment Outcome
Video Recording
Vocal Cords / pathology*,  surgery*
Voice Quality

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