Bilateral sulcus vocalis.
Flexible and rigid endoscopy demonstrated right vocal fold hypomobility; this finding was confirmed by electromyography, which revealed a 30% reduction in recruitment in both the superior and recurrent laryngeal nerves on the right. Glottic vocalis, which was worse on the left; this was confirmed during microdirect laryngoscopy (figure).
The sulcus vocalis was corrected with bilateral fat implantation followed by bilateral type 1 thyroplasty. Lipoinjections were later administered to achieve further medialization and to add bulk to the vocal fold.
Ford et al (1) categorized sulcus disorders into three types:
* Type 1 is a physiologic variant characterized by atrophy. The lamina, BSN, RN, CORLN; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA
From the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research (Dr. Eller and Ms. Hawkshaw) and the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine and Graduate Hospital (Dr. Sataloff), Philadelphia.
hema hema (Member): hi 11/27/2008 10:21 PM
this is an interest article, i realy enjoy it,i got lot of informations.
i want to thank you.
i want to ask you about sulcus vocalis.
i am a 24 yrs old ,male,having sulcus vocalis,bilateral and have no other disorders.
Is there a good surgery for this disorder.