Electrophysiologic pacing of vocal cord abductors in bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis

Randal A Otto, William Davis, J. Robert Betten, Phillip Downen, Pamela M Otto

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Abstract

We have reconfirmed our previous findings that controlled, reproducible, sustained, discrete vocal cord abduction can be achieved synchronously with respiration by electrophysiologic stimulation of the paralyzed posterior cricoarytenoid muscles. Moreover, we have demonstrated that this can be triggered synchronously by employing the normal physiologic chest wall movements that occur on respiration. To our knowledge, this represents the first report of functionally paced vocal fold abduction with respiration employing physiologic chest wall motions using an implantable device, and may represent an important step in the development of a physiologic approach to bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-451
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Volume150
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Vocal Cords
Respiration
Thoracic Wall
Laryngeal Muscles
Equipment and Supplies

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Electrophysiologic pacing of vocal cord abductors in bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis. / Otto, Randal A; Davis, William; Betten, J. Robert; Downen, Phillip; Otto, Pamela M.

In: The American Journal of Surgery, Vol. 150, No. 4, 1985, p. 447-451.

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