New mobilization and laterofixation procedure for cricoarytenoid joint ankylosis in rheumatoid arthritis

H Ejnell, B Bake, I Månsson, O Hallén, N Sandberg, A Geterud, A Bjelle
Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 1985, 94 (5 Pt 1): 442-4
Ankylosis of the cricoarytenoid joints due to rheumatoid arthritis can cause severe laryngeal obstruction. With a mobilization and laterofixation procedure, five of six patients were successfully operated upon. Documented improvement of breathing was achieved and the voice function was acceptable after decannulation.

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