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Vocal Cord Stripping

Posted On: 04-21-2015
Vocal Cord Stripping

What is Vocal Cord Stripping?

During vocal cord stripping, the top layers of tissue along the vocal cords are removed.

Also Known As:

  • Larynx surgery
  • Throat surgery

Conditions Treated with Vocal Cord Stripping:

Vocal cord stripping is utilized in order to treat cancer of the larynx in its early stages.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Vocal Cord Stripping:

A non-surgical alternative to vocal cord stripping is radiation therapy. A cordectomy and a total or partial laryngectomy are surgical alternatives.

Anesthesia with Vocal Cord Stripping:

Vocal cord stripping is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Vocal Cord Stripping:

Possible risks following vocal cord stripping include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for there to be damage to the vocal cords.

Recovery from Vocal Cord Stripping:

Recovery following vocal cord stripping is approximately three months.

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