Gore-Tex medialization thyroplasty: Objective and subjective evaluation

Jesse Selber, Robert Sataloff, Joseph Spiegel, Yolanda Heman-Ackah

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Summary: Management of vocal fold paralysis and paresis continues to give rise to controversy and the use of numerous surgical techniques. The senior authors' (RTS, JRS) initial experience with fourteen patients using Gore-Tex Medialization Thyroplasty suggests that this technique has value. Evaluation included pre- and postoperative videostroboscopic assessment, aerodynamic measures, acoustic analysis, phonatory analysis, psychoacoustic evaluation, and patient self-evaluation. Stroboscopic and perceptual assessments were blinded. Statistical analysis supports the efficacy of this technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-95
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Voice
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Gore-Tex
  • Thyroplasty
  • Vocal fold medialization
  • Vocal fold paralysis
  • Vocal fold paresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN


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