Vocal Cord Implants
- Postlaryngectomy Voice Rehabilitation: State of the Art at the Millennium World J. Surg. Vol. 27, No. 7, July 2003. Brown, Dale H.; Hilgers, Frans J.M.; Irish, Jonathan C.; Balm, Alfons J.M. // World Journal of Surgery;Jul2003, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p824
Total laryngectomy or laryngopharyngectomy remains the procedure of choice for advanced laryngeal/hypopharyngeal carcinoma, either as a primary procedure or as salvage following irradiation alone or concurrent chemoradiation therapy. Over the past 25 years there has been significant improvement...
- Adjustable Laryngeal Implant for Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis. Christopoulos, Apostolos; Saliba, Issam; Péloquin, Louis; Ahmarani, Christian // Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery;Jun2008, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p355
Background: Laryngeal framework surgery has been widely accepted as a definitive treatment for unilateral vocal cord paralysis (UVCP). An adjustable laryngeal implant has been developed for precise medialization of the paralyzed vocal cord. Objectives: To describe the implant and surgical...
- INJECTION LARYNGOPLASTY WITH CALCIUM HYDROXYLAPATITE GEL IMPLANT IN AN VIVO CANINE MODEL. Chhetri, Dinesh K.; Jahan-Parwar, Babak; Hart, Stephen D.; Bhuta, Sunita M.; Berke, Gerald S. // Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology;Apr2004, Vol. 113 Issue 4, p259
The ideal injectable agent for vocal fold medialization is biocompatible, durable, sized to prevent phagocytosis and migration. and formulated for easy injection and does not adversely affect the viscoelastic properties of the vocal fold. We tested a cohesive implant of calcium hydroxylapatite...
- Medialization framework surgery for voice improvement after endoscopic cordectomy. Remacle, Marc; Lawson, Georges; Hedayat, Amir; Trussart, Catherine; Jamart, Jacques // European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology;Aug2001, Vol. 258 Issue 6, p267
Seven dysphonic patients who had previously undergone total or extended cordectomy underwent laryngeal framework medialization. A minimum 6-month period between cordectomy and framework surgery was enforced to allow the vocal cord to scar and form a fibrous â€œneocordâ€, to evaluate the...
- Incidence and predisposing factors of pharyngocutaneous fistula formation after total laryngectomy. Is there a relationship with tumor recurrence? Markou, Konstantinos D.; Vlachtsis, Konstantinos C.; Nikolaou, Angelos C.; Petridis, Dimitrios G.; Kouloulas, Athanasios I.; Daniilidis, Ioannis C. // European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology;Feb2004, Vol. 261 Issue 2, p61
Pharyngocutaneous fistula is the most common complication (8.7 to 22%) in the immediate postoperative period following total laryngectomy. The study's objective was to determine the incidence of post-laryngectomy fistulas in patients operated on in our department to establish whether specific...
- PROSTHETIC VOICE REHABILITATION AFTER TOTAL LARINGECTOMY: PROSTHESIS WITH METHALIC BODY AND SILICONE. Viorel, Zainea; Razvan, Hainarosie; Marian, Radulescu; Hainarosie, Mura // Metalurgia International;2009 Special Issue 1, p156
The authors present a synthesis of the different types of the tracheo- esophageal shunt-valve prothesis used to rehabilitate the voice following total removal of the larynx. (total laringectomy). They insists over the prosthesis with methalic body and silicone as one of the most usefull devices....
- Goretex tissue implants biocompatible but not perfect. Moyer, Paula // Dermatology Times;Sep96, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p6
Reports on the use of goretex as a material for tissue augmentation. Problems associated with goretex; Use of goretex in patients who are allergic to collagen or other types of tissue augmentation material.
- New implant process delivers biomolecules to living tissue. // R&D Magazine;Feb96, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p12
Reports that researchers in materials science and chemistry, have developed a process for making biologically active implants. What technology involves; Process.
- Older, cheaper hip implants are best. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/02/96, Vol. 313 Issue 7065, p1103
Reports that the older less expensive hip implants tend to be the most reliable according to the `Effective Health Care Bulletin.' Price; Long term failure rates; Lifetime care of patients.