Injection laryngoplasty

Injection laryngoplasty is a procedure during which an implant in paste form, typically a product called Cymetra™, is injected through a needle and into a paralyzed vocal cord. The purpose of an injection laryngoplasty is two cord. The first is to fatten the vocal cord so that it moves toward the other vocal cord and diminishes the gap between them that is causing the air-wasting dysphonia. The second reason is to fortify the tissue so that the paralyzed cord is less flaccid and can “stand up” to the pressure from the other vocal cord and the air passing between them.