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Functional Results After Selective Laryngeal Reinnervation in a Child With Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis

Bilateral pediatric vocal fold paralysis (BVFP) causes airway obstruction and respiratory distress and is usually treated with tracheotomy or static glottic opening procedures. Selective laryngeal nerve reinnervation has proven to be a successful treatment technique in adults. This video illustrates successful left vocal fold abduction on inspiration following laryngeal nerve reinnervation in a child. Click the related article link for a complete description of the technique and of vocal outcomes after the procedure in a case series of 8 children.

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