laryngeal nerve symposium (LNS2011)
Venue: Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
|Event Date/Time: Mar 11, 2011||End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Jan 31, 2011|
The consequence of RLN injury is the true vocal fold paresis or paralysis with varying degrees of symptoms and signs depending upon the severity and side of involvement. It decreases quality of life due to poor voice quality and increased vocal effort. Dysphagia and aspiration are other potential sequelae of unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Bilateral RLN injury is a severe, life threatening complication that results in airway obstruction and requires immediate attention.
Today there are several surgical techniques that improve patients' voice quality and quality of life and eliminate aspiration in unilateral vocal cord paralysis, in case of bilateral injury the principal goal for surgery is to improve air way patency.
We will travel around the laryngeal nerve- how to avoid the iatrogenic injuries, what to do in temporary and in permanent, uni- or bilateral vocal cord palsy, what are the new therapeutic options.