Schematization of the Katilmis Technique for Vocal Cord Lateralization: How Is It Done?


Dundar R. , Özkul Y., Songu M., Katılmış H.

euroasian journal of medicine and oncology, vol.2, no.2, pp.65-68, 2018 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/ejmo.2018.98598
  • Title of Journal : euroasian journal of medicine and oncology
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-68

Abstract

Abstract 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