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A promising new technique for closed reduction of arytenoid dislocation

  • V Leelamanit (a1) and W Sinkijcharoenchai (a1)



To study the effect of a new technique for closed reduction of dislocated arytenoids.


The study included 21 females (72.4 per cent) and eight males (27.6 per cent) with a diagnosis of arytenoid dislocation. There were 18 cases of left arytenoid dislocation and 11 of right arytenoid dislocation.Twenty-eight cases had anteromedial dislocation and one had posterolateral dislocation. All patients were treated with closed reduction using custom-made metal rods and an operating microscope, under general anaesthesia.


Post-operatively, 21 patients’ voices returned completely to normal (including full vocal fold mobility), five had an improved voice and three failed to show any improvement. There were no post-operative complications.


This new closed reduction technique is a safe procedure for patients with dislocated arytenoids. It is repeatable and the outcome is reliable and effective. Closed reduction can be a useful treatment for arytenoid dislocation.


Corresponding author

Address for correspondence: Dr Vitoon Leelamanit, Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat-Yai, Songkla 90110, Thailand Fax: +66 74 429620 E-mail:


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