Revision Laryngeal Surgery for the Suboptimal Injection of Calcium Hydroxylapatite

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Abstract

Objective:

The objective of this study was to describe the management of suboptimal injection of calcium hydroxylapatite during augmentation laryngoplasty.

Study Design:

A retrospective review was conducted at four Voice and Swallowing centers to identify patients who had a suboptimal injection of calcium hydroxylapatite during augmentation laryngoplasty.

Results:

Five patients (ages 19–75) were identified with an impaired voice secondary to a superficial injection of calcium hydroxylapatite or over-medialization of the true vocal fold. All patients underwent revision surgery with all experiencing subjective and objective improvement.

Conclusion:

Microflap excision can lead to successful return of vibratory function after a suboptimal injection of calcium hydroxylapatite. Complete control of the initial injection is paramount to avoiding this complication.

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