A patient with bilateral vocal cord paralysis presents for


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A patient with bilateral vocal cord paralysis presents for removal of arytenoid cartilage. This is being done to improve the patient’s breathing. With the patient placed under general anesthesia, the laryngoscope with operating microscope is inserted into the oral cavity The pharynx and larynx are examined under the microscope. After adequate visualization is established, the arytenoids cartilage is exposed by excision of the mucosa overlying it.

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