European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 273, Issue 7, pp 1835–1840 | Cite as

A comprehensive 6-year retrospective study on medialisation thyroplasty in the Indian population

  • Nupur Kapoor Nerurkar
  • Shweta Mahadev Pawar
  • Shalaka Nilesh Dighe


The purpose of this paper is to describe a series of patients who have undergone medialisation thyroplasty (with or without arytenoid adduction) at our centre with respect to demographics, aetiology for unilateral vocal fold paralysis, pre- and postoperative maximum phonation time, amount of anterior and posterior medialisation required and complications. A comparative analysis with international studies was also performed. A retrospective analysis was performed on 67 patients, who underwent medialisation thyroplasty at our centre from August 2008 to August 2014. All the medialisation thyroplasty were performed using Netterville’s technique. The average anterior medialisation needed was 2.25 mm (SD 1.05 mm) while the average posterior medialisation needed was 6.75 mm (SD 1.79 mm). Our study is the first to determine the amount of anterior and posterior medialisation needed in the Indian population. Mean anterior and posterior medialisation required was found to be the same, regardless of the age, gender of the patient and side of surgery.


Medialisation thyroplasty Amount of medialisation Indian population 


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Ethical approval

For this type of study (retrospective), formal consent is not required.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nupur Kapoor Nerurkar
    • 1
  • Shweta Mahadev Pawar
    • 1
  • Shalaka Nilesh Dighe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ENTBombay HospitalMumbaiIndia

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