Objectives: The aim of this study was to demonstrate a technique for vocal and ventricular fold lateralization in patients with bilateral vocal fold immobility (BVFI) using crossing sutures with the thyroplasty window technique.
Methods: A total of 76 patients diagnosed with BVFI were operated on using this previously described technique
involving vocal and ventricular fold lateralization using crossing sutures with a thyroplasty window between February
2006 and April 2016.
Results: All of the patients displayed marked symptomatic Improvement in dyspnea. No patient experienced aspiration postoperatively or during follow-up.
Conclusion: Vocal and ventricular fold lateralization using crossing sutures with the thyroplasty window technique
is an effective procedure in the rehabilitation of BVFI.
Keywords: Bilateral vocal fold paralysis, suture laterofixation, vocal fold