Fat augmentation following microsurgical removal of the vocal nodules

Ming Wang Hsiung, Yen Yu Chen, Lu Pai, Yaoh Shiang Lin, Bor Hwang Kang, Hsing Won Wang

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Objectives: Autogenous fat augmentation has been used as a treatment for glottic insufficiency. However, no information is available on the effectiveness of fat injection in patients with vocal nodules or recurrent vocal nodules after surgery. Study Design: The retrospective study reviews the efficiency of fat injection after surgery in patients with vocal nodules (n = 18) and recurrent vocal nodules (n = 5). Methods: The perceptual acoustic, phonatory function, and video laryngostroboscopic data were evaluated before and after surgery in 23 patients. Results: Mean follow-up time was 7.5 months. Nineteen patients had excellent results. Two patients had improvement, and no change was observed in two patients. Phonatory function showed significant improvement in shimmer, harmonic-to-noise ratio (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1414-1419
Number of pages6
Issue number8 I
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes



  • Acoustic phonatory function
  • Fat injection
  • Vocal nodules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Hsiung, M. W., Chen, Y. Y., Pai, L., Lin, Y. S., Kang, B. H., & Wang, H. W. (2002). Fat augmentation following microsurgical removal of the vocal nodules. Laryngoscope, 112(8 I), 1414-1419.