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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Thyroarytenoid Muscle Ablation for Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia

Arpit Sharma, Priya Shah, Jyoti Dabholkar, Neeti Kapre

Citation Information : Sharma A, Shah P, Dabholkar J, Kapre N. Thyroarytenoid Muscle Ablation for Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2011; 1 (2):91-92.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10023-1024

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Adductor spasmodic dysphonia is the most common form of laryngeal dystonia and comprises about 80% of all laryngeal dystonias. It is characterized by strained and strangled voice quality causing significant impairment to the patient. This article focuses on the surgical treatment of adductor spasmodic dysphonia by thyroarytenoid muscle ablation. It provides longlasting control of symptoms and patient satisfaction is very high.


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