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.
Corresponding Author: Riza Dundar