Effect of voice therapy after phonomicrosurgery for vocal polyps

A prospective, historically controlled, clinical study

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of post-operative voice therapy after phonomicrosurgery for vocal polyp removal. Methods: The study retrospectively enrolled 55 consecutive patients who had undergone voice therapy after phonomicrosurgery for vocal polyp removal occurring between June 2010 and June 2011. A historical group of 63 similar patients not receiving voice therapy was used as an external control. We compared voice analysis parameters and Voice Handicap Index scores for the two groups. Results: Most objective and subjective voice outcome parameters were significantly improved after surgical treatment. Although the study and control groups showed no significant difference regarding objective parameters (using acoustic and aerodynamic analysis) or the subjective parameters assessed using the grade-roughness-breathiness-asthenia-strain scale, the study group had significantly better final Voice Handicap Index scores. Conclusion: Following surgery for vocal polyps, post-operative voice therapy can improve patients' vocal discomfort, emotional responses and everyday self-perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1134-1138
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume127
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 1

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Polyps
Therapeutics
Asthenia
Historically Controlled Study
Clinical Studies
Acoustics
Self Concept
Control Groups

Keywords

  • Operative
  • Outcomes Assessment
  • Polyps
  • Speech Therapy
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Vocal Cords
  • Voice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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