Longitudinal changes of vocal efficiency and stability following thyroplasty type I were analysed. Fifty-three patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis underwent vocal function evaluation preoperatively and 1, 3 and 6 months postoperatively. Vocal function assessment included videostrobolaryngoscopic examination, acoustical and aerodynamic analyses, and perceptual ratings of voice. Parameters including glottic gag size, maximum phonation time, glottic flow rate, jitter, harmonic to noise ratio, breathness, hoarseness, loudness and phrasing showed significant improvement after thyroplasty and remained stable within 1 month with only slight fluctuations over a 6 month period. Postoperative voice outcome was not affected by age, sex, duration of vocal symptoms, etiology of paralysis, or preoperative pulmonary function.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Zhonghua er bi yan hou ke za zhi|
|State||Published - 1996|
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