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Suspension microlaryngoscopic surgery and indirect microlaryngostroboscopic surgery for benign lesions of the vocal folds

  • F. G. Dikkers (a1) and A. M. Sulter (a1)


A prospective study was designed to compare the effects on voice capacities after either suspension microlaryngoscopic surgery or indirect microlaryngostroboscopic surgery. Patients where the clinical diagnosis 'dysphonia due to a benign lesion of the vocal fold' was made, and who could be operated in either way, entered the study. Post-operative voice evaluation was performed on 21 patients after suspension microlaryngoscopic or indirect microlaryngostroboscopic surgery. The long-term voice results following indirect microlaryngostroboscopic surgery and suspension microlaryngoscopic surgery demonstrate a statistically significant improvement for the maximum intensity, maximum dynamic intensity range, dynamic intensity range at habitual speaking pitch, and melodic pitch range. In selected cases indirect microlaryngostroboscopic surgery offers a very good functional result.


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Dr Frederik G. Dikkers, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Groningen, Oostersingel 59, 9713 EZ Groningen, The Netherlands. Fax: 31–50–696726


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This paper was presented at the Second International Symposium on Phonosurgery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 16–18, 1992.



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Suspension microlaryngoscopic surgery and indirect microlaryngostroboscopic surgery for benign lesions of the vocal folds

  • F. G. Dikkers (a1) and A. M. Sulter (a1)


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