AN APPROBATION FOR COBLATION IN KASHIMA PROCEDURE

Vrinda, Balakrishnan and Balasubramanian, Thiagarajan (2015) AN APPROBATION FOR COBLATION IN KASHIMA PROCEDURE. Otolaryngology Online Journal, 5 (1.5). pp. 23-31. ISSN 2250-0359

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Abstract

The most common cause of BVFI is iatrogenic or surgical (44%) [1]. Among surgical proce-dures, Thyroid surgery is the most common culprit. The management of BVFP is a delicate equilibrium between airway, voice and swal-lowing. This article discusses our experience in treating BVFP by Posterior Cordotomy - Kashima’s procedure by Coblation Technology, which restores sufficient glottic space, at the same time preserving the phonatory and sphincteric functions of the larynx. As Cobla-tion causes minimal tissue injury, our patients could be decannulated on the third postopera-tive day as opposed to traditional teaching. All of them were successfully decannulated from tracheostomy with an adequate airway & exer-cise tolerance, a near normal voice and no aspi-ration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kashima, coblation, bilateral abductor paralysis, posterior cordotomy
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Prof Balasubramanian Thiagarajan
Date Deposited: 03 May 2015 13:41
Last Modified: 03 May 2015 13:41
URI: http://rhinology.in/id/eprint/15

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