Discussion of Thyroplasty Management (Preview)




Moderated by Vladimir Nekhendzy, M.D.


Vladimir Nekhendzy. The last video presented by Dr. James DuCanto had nicely demonstrated the important steps of medialization (Type I) thyroplasty, and anesthetic considerations for this type of surgery. We have asked some of the members of the SHANA Education Board to comment on the presentation.

Ed, let me start with you first. How can we optimize anesthetic management for these patients if general anesthesia is required?

Edward Damrose. There are some surgeons who indeed do medialization thyroplasty under general anesthesia. If general anesthesia is requested either by the surgeon or a patient, the dedicated artificial airway should provide....


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