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Complications of Medialization Laryngoplasty (Thyroplasty Type-I)

S Kartha, K Young, S Mohan

Citation Information : Kartha S, Young K, Mohan S. Complications of Medialization Laryngoplasty (Thyroplasty Type-I). Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2011; 1 (1):1-3.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10023-1001

Published Online: 01-06-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).



Medialization laryngoplasty (formally type 1 thyroplasty) is an accepted treatment for unilateral vocal fold paralysis or paresis. The objective of this paper is to ascertain the complications following medialization laryngoplasty in patients with particular reference to implant extrusion.

Study design

The records of 85 patients who underwent medialization laryngoplasty were retrospectively reviewed from January 2001 to July 2009.


There were 3 implant extrusions noted only in female patients with cartilage removal technique.


Implant extrusion rate following medialization laryngoplasty in our institution is comparable to published literature.

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