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Thyroplasty

Thyroplasty is a procedure in which an implant is put in the larynx (voice box) near the vocal cord. This implant pushes the vocal cord closer to the middle. Both vocal cords need to touch in the middle to produce a clear voice. The implant also permits an incapacitated or feeble vocal cord to reach the midline. This procedure is used as a last resort when non-invasive treatments fail to treat vocal cord paralysis.

What Causes Vocal Cords Paralysis?

Vocal cord paralysis happens when the nerve impulses to your voice box (larynx) are disrupted. This results in loss of motion of the vocal cord muscles.

Vocal cord paralysis can affect your capacity to talk and even relax. That is because your vocal cords, also called vocal folds, do more than just producing sound. They also protect your airway by preventing food, drink and even your salivation from entering your windpipe (trachea) and making you gag.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Vocal Cord Paralysis?

Your vocal cords are flexible bands of muscle tissue that sit at the entrance to the windpipe (trachea). When you talk, the bands touch each other to make a sound. Whatever remains of the time, the vocal cords are relaxed so that you can breathe properly.

In most cases of vocal cord paralysis, just a single vocal cord is paralysed. Loss of motion of both of your vocal lines is an uncommon but serious condition. This can cause vocal difficulties and significant issues while breathing and gulping.

Signs and symptoms of vocal cord paralysis are:

  • Air may come out while speaking.
  • Hoarseness.
  • Noisy breathing.
  • Loss of vocal pitch.
  • Inability to speak loudly.
  • Loss of your gag reflex.
  • The need to take inhale frequently while speaking.
  • Choking or coughing while swallowing food, drink or saliva.

What Diagnostic Procedures are Used Before Thyroplasty?

The following tests might be performed before surgery:

  • Endoscopy A long, thin, adaptable tube (endoscope) is utilised to take a look at the vocal cords. A special device with a small camera toward the end (videostrobolaryngoscopy) might be used. Using this method, the specialist can take a proper look at the vocal cords on a screen.
  • Laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) Electric currents in the larynx muscles are measured. Small needles are embedded into the vocal cord muscles through the skin of the neck. Amid a LEMG the specialist asks the patient to perform some vocal exercises that would usually excite the muscles.
  • Different tests The specialist may ask for blood tests and imaging tests, for example, X-ray, CT scan, MRI scan to determine the cause of vocal cord paralysis.

How is Thyroplasty Conducted?

Thyroplasty is series of surgeries which are done according to the severity of your vocal cord paralysis:

  • Bulk injection Vocal cord paralysis presumably leaves the vocal cord muscle thin and feeble. To add mass to a damaged vocal cord, a specialist may inject your vocal cord with a substance, for example, body fat, collagen or another clinically approved filler substance. This added bulk brings the affected vocal cord nearer to the center of your voice box.
  • Structural implants Rather than using a bulk injection, this procedure— known as thyroplasty, medialisation laryngoplasty or laryngeal surgery— depends on the use of an implant in the larynx to reposition the vocal cord. Once in a while, individuals who undergo this surgery may need a second surgery to reposition the implant.
  • Vocal cord repositioning In this procedure, a specialist moves the tissue of your vocal cord window tissue from outside your voice box, thus pushing the damaged vocal cord toward the center of your voice box. This enables your healthy vocal cord to vibrate against the damaged cord.
  • Supplanting the damaged nerve (reinnervation) In this procedure, a healthy nerve is moved from another territory of the neck to replace the damaged vocal cord. A few specialists conduct this surgery with a bulk injection.

Tracheotomy. In case both your vocal strings are damaged, the wind stream in your throat will be diminished. In this condition, you will face difficulty in breathing. The doctor may ask you to undergo a tracheotomy.

In this procedure, a cut is made in the front of your neck, and an opening is made into the windpipe (trachea). A breathing tube is embedded, thus enabling air to bypass the paralysed vocal cords.

Prognosis

Even if you are not able to regain your original, voice therapy can help you learn effective ways to compensate. Also, a speech-language pathologist can teach you efficient ways to use your voice without causing further damage to the vocal mechanism.

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