Microsurgery of the larynx
This is an examination of the larynx performed under general anaesthesia at high magnification under a microscope which purpose may include the following:
- assessment of the larynx of people who cannot be examined without anaesthesia and whose symptoms (hoarseness) suggest that there is some pathological process in the larynx,
- collection of a histologic specimen when a tumour is suspected,
- removal of lesions from vocal folds or benign lesions from other regions in the larynx: nodules, polyps, cysts,
- intralaryngeal administration of medicine.
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Phonosurgical procedures performed in an outpatient setting include the following:
Larynx injections with botulinum toxin in treatment of:
- Spasmodic dysphonia
- Larynx injections with glucocorticosteroids in treatment of:
- Vocal cord nodules,
- Reinke’s oedema,
- Scarring in the vocal folds
- Laryngeal granulomas
- Unilateral vocal fold paralysis
- Paresis of the intralaryngeal muscles together with glottic insufficiency
- Vocal fold atrophy due to lesions related to ageing
- The above-mentioned procedures are performed with no need of general anaesthesia. They are performed under local anaesthesia, usually using medicines in spray.
- The entire procedure lasts approx. 30 minutes, whereas the duration of the procedure itself amounts usually to several minutes.
- After the procedure, patient returns home on the same day.
- Vocal fold augmentation (medialisation) in treatment of:
- The advantages of the procedures performed in an outpatient setting are as follows: