Treatment of vocal fold paralysis

The effect of vocal fold paralysis on the voice depends on the position in which the vocal fold has been paralyzed and to what extent it has reduced vocal fold stiffness and muscle mass.

There are several treatment methods. The choice of method depends on the patient’s voice needs. Some cases of vocal fold paralysis get better over time, but it is just about impossible to predict how well and quickly paralysis will improve.

Paralysis on one side is treated with vocal fold augmentation or by correcting its position. Some of these procedures can be performed under local anesthesia, while others are done under general anesthesia. The experts at the Voice Clinic have long experience of using fascia as vocal fold filler. This is the only permanent filler sourced from your own body. When treating recent paralysis, temporary vocal fold augmentation can be performed to improve the voice. The filler will dissolve from the vocal fold if the paralysis improves on its own.

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