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Schematization of the Katilmis Technique for Vocal Cord Lateralization: How Is It Done? [EJMO]
EJMO. 2018; 2(2): 65-69 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2018.98598

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

Riza Dundar1, Yilmaz Ozkul2, Murat Songu2, Erkan Kulduk3, Huseyin Katilmis4
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University, Vocational School of Health Scienses Eskisehir Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Izmir Tranining and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kiziltepe State Hospital, Mardin, Turkey
4Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Efes ENT Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

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

Riza Dundar, Yilmaz Ozkul, Murat Songu, Erkan Kulduk, Huseyin Katilmis. Schematization of the Katilmis Technique for Vocal Cord Lateralization: How Is It Done?. EJMO. 2018; 2(2): 65-69

Corresponding Author: Riza Dundar, Türkiye
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