J Korean Soc Laryngol Phoniatr Logoped.  2017 Dec;28(2):131-134. 10.0000/jkslpl.2017.28.2.131.

Surgical Treatment of Sulcus Vocalis Using KTP Laser

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gangnam Sevrance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hschoi@yuhs.ac
  • 2Institute of Laryngology, Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Gangnam Sevrance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Sulcus vocalis remains a surgical challenge despite many recent advances in laryngomicrosurgeries. We previously reported that 585-nm Pulsed dye laser (PDL) exerts favorable outcome in treatment of sulcus vocalis due to its therapeutic effects of collagen rearrangement and improved wound remodeling. In spite of the usefulness of PDL glottoplasty for treating sulcus vocalis, the device is no more available in the country. It prompted us to focus another angiolytic laser ; 532-nm KTP laser which has similar mechanisms of action and has been used for treatment of other laryngeal lesions elsewhere. Herein, we present a case of sulcus vocalis successfully treated with KTP laser. A patient underwent laryngomicrosurgery with angiolytic KTP laser (KTP glottoplasty) by the same surgical procedure with PDL glottoplasty. After the surgery, the patient presented improved voice outcome in time without complications.

Keyword

Sulcus vocalis; Voice disorders; Phonosurgery; Laryngoscopic surgery; KTP glottoplasty

MeSH Terms

Collagen
Humans
Laryngoscopy
Lasers, Dye
Lasers, Solid-State*
Therapeutic Uses
Voice
Voice Disorders
Wounds and Injuries
Collagen
Therapeutic Uses
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