Medialization laryngoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to push a paralyzed, atrophied, or scarred vocal cord toward the other vocal cord and reduce flaccidity. It is typically performed under sedation and local (not general) anesthesia, on an outpatient basis.
Patient with vocal cord paralysis, BEFORE medialization laryngoplasty
Same patient, one week AFTER medialization laryngoplasty
Medialization, Before and After
Vocal Cord Paralysis, Before and After Medialization
Extrusion of Vocal Cord Implant
Paresis, TA + LCA, Before and After Medialization
Medialization Laryngoplasty Typically Doesn’t Fix the LCA “Finding.”
Injection Medialization for Vocal Cord Paresis
See an example of one variant of vocal cord paresis and how it limits the voice. Then watch a medialization procedure in which voice gel is injected into the vocal cord affected by paresis, and hear how the voice thereafter improves.