Videolaryngostroboscopy following vertical partial laryngectomy

David L. Mandell, Woo Peak, Daniel S. Behin, Jacqueline Mojica, Amy Minasian, Mark L. Urken, Hugh F. Biller

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Abstract

Phonation after partial laryngeal ablative surgery has not often been examined. Videolaryngostroboscopic recordings made after vertical partial laryngectomy (VPL) were retrospectively reviewed and correlated with patient historical and operative factors. Among VPL patients (n = 42), the most common site of vibration during phonation was the contralateral false vocal fold (17/42 patients or 40.5%), followed by the contralateral arytenoid mucosa (10/42 or 23.8%) and the contralateral true vocal fold (8/42 patients or 19.0%). There was no overall difference in vocal quality judgment with respect to site of vibration (ANOVA, p = .373). Vocal quality scores were similar with use of the pyriform mucosal flap versus other reconstructive methods (Student's t-test, p = .568). This study highlights the fact that reconstruction of a new vibratory source after VPL is important for voice production. Because VPL patients infrequently demonstrated true vocal fold vibration, alternative sites (ie, false vocal fold, arytenoid mucosa) must be considered as new phonatory sources after VPL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1061-1067
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume108
Issue number11 I
StatePublished - Dec 6 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Vertical partial laryngectomy
  • Videolaryngostroboscopy
  • Voice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Mandell, D. L., Peak, W., Behin, D. S., Mojica, J., Minasian, A., Urken, M. L., & Biller, H. F. (1999). Videolaryngostroboscopy following vertical partial laryngectomy. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 108(11 I), 1061-1067.