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Changes in ventilatory function following surgery for bilateral abductor paralysis.
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PMID:  23120637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Management of bilateral vocal fold immobility continues to remain a challenge for the Otolaryngologist who attempts to create a balance between creation of an adequate airway and preservation of voice. The flow volume loop obtained by spirometry provides an ideal objective assessment tool to evaluate the results of surgery for this condition. Our experience in using peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR) and forced inspiratory flow with 50% of vital capacity (FIF(50)) in the lung in assessing the results of surgery is described. Seventeen patients were included in the study. The surgical procedures performed included laser posterior cordectomy with partial arytenoidectomy, endoscopic arytenoidectomy and posterior cordectomy-Kashima's technique. Twelve out of 17 patients were successfully decannulated, a success rate of 70.6%. All patients except one showed an increase in mid-inspiratory flow rates and peak inspiratory flow rates. The mean increase in FIF(50) was 0.44 l/sec (52.6%) and the mean increase in PIFR was 0.41l/sec (39.77%). No statistically significant difference in improvement of inspiratory flow rates was observed between the three surgical procedures used in the study.
C J Sharan; S Bahadur; K K Handa; A Thakar; J N Pande
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-09-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India     Volume:  61     ISSN:  2231-3796     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-02     Completed Date:  2012-11-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422551     Medline TA:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-12     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of ENT & Head and Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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