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.
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.