thyroplasty

thy·ro·plas·ty

(thī'rō-plas'tē),
A surgical method of restoring vocal quality by altering the geometry of the thyroid cartilage.
[thyro- + G. plastos, formed]

thyroplasty

Laryngeal framework surgery Surgery A procedure for altering the structure of the larynx to change vocal quality–eg, the soft breathy quality typical of unilateral vocal cord paralysis, by altering laryngeal cartilage or changing vocal cord position or length. See Medialization thyroplasty.

thyroplasty

(thi?ro-plas'te)
A surgical procedure for altering the configuration of the thyroid cartilage adjacent to the vocal cords. This is done to treat certain types of dysphonia.
Synonym: laryngeal framework surgery
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If glottic insufficiency is present, medialization procedures such as thyroplasty and injection can be considered.
In these cases, surgery in the form of injection laryngoplasty and/or thyroplasty is likely to provide additional benefit.
Cricoarytenoid dislocations and subluxations are managed with operative reduction to create a pseudoarthrosis, with or without adjunctive medialization procedures such as vocal fold injections and/or thyroplasty.
Treatment options available are surgical options such as microlaryngeal surgery (MLS), thyroplasty (laryngeal frame work surgery), and laryngeal stent; nonsurgical treatment options are with local or systemic administration of appropriate drugs.
When more conventional measures have failed, surgery on the larynx may be performed in the form of Thyroplasty type-II.
Eight of the 140 subjects underwent revised thyroplasty to improve their unsatisfactory voice.
Type 2 thyroplasty for spasmodic dysphonia: Fixation using a titanium bridge.
International head and neck surgeons discuss in- and outpatient procedures including cordotomy, thyroplasty, arytenoid abduction, and minithyrotomy.
Permanent vocal paralysis: type I thyroplasty surgical correction
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