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Stridor due to Bilateral Implant Migration 5 Years after Bilateral Medialization Laryngoplasty

Sunita Chhapola Shukla

Citation Information : Shukla SC. Stridor due to Bilateral Implant Migration 5 Years after Bilateral Medialization Laryngoplasty. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2012; 2 (2):82-84.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10023-1045

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Implants like silastic, titanium, Gore-Tex and autologous cartilage have been used for type I laryngoplasty. Though rare, implant extrusion or migration, wound infection and airway compromise are some of the complications of medialization laryngoplasty surgery irrespective of the implant used. We document a rare case of bilateral implant migration in a patient who had undergone bilateral medialization laryngoplasty 5 years ago. Gore-Tex extrusion resulted in stridor 5 years after the initial surgery. Endoscopic removal of the extruded implant is advised, if feasible, without the need for tracheostomy or transcervical approach. An update on current knowledge and management of implant extrusion or migration is discussed. How to cite this article: Nerurkar NK, Shukla SC. Stridor due to Bilateral Implant Migration 5 Years after Bilateral Medialization Laryngoplasty. Int J Phonosurg and Laryngol 2012;2(2):82-84.

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