Vocal fold augmentation with calcium hydroxylapatite

Peter C. Belafsky, Gregory N. Postma

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Conclusion: Injection augmentation with CaHA is an exciting new addition to the laryngologist's therapeutic armamentarium in the treatment of glottal insufficiency. The implant is safe, efficacious, and initial experience suggests that it is extremely durable. Vocal fold augmentation with Radiesse can be performed in the office under local anesthesia or in the operating room under general anesthesia. Because we are uncertain about the adverse effects of inaccurate CaHA injections, we prefer to perform the procedure in the operating room under microscopic guidance where precision can be guaranteed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVocal Fold Paralysis
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)3540237658, 9783540237655
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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