By producing medial displacement to allow apposition by the normal vocal cord, VOX may be an ideal primary treatment for both unilateral laryngeal paralysis. The implant could also be a reasonable alternative to framework surgery when treating permanent vocal fold paralysis, with few contraindications and a very high patient satisfaction index.¹
The implantation procedure creates a soft, permanent mucosal elevation.
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