Time for Complete Vocal Recovery in Voice Professionals Undergoing Polyp Surgery
Received Date: Nov 09, 2017 / Accepted Date: Nov 15, 2017 / Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
Introduction: The voice is an important element for an individual in his personal and professional relationships. By means of it, we convey a message and are able to maintain communication. Some people use it as a working tool; they are called voice professionals and are classified into Koufman’s levels. Improper and strenuous use added to external elements, however, may cause vocal fatigue and when exertion exceeds the compensatory mechanisms, dysphonia by phonotraumatic lesions mainly polyps happen as a result.
Aim: To establish a secure parameter for the required time of vocal rest for functional and professional voice recovery after laryngeal microsurgery. Methods: Through objective variables, 68 voice professionals, Koufman’s level I and II with vocal polyps, who underwent laryngeal microsurgery, were selected and compared to 100 people with healthy voice from the preoperative moment up to 3 months postoperatively, based on an acoustic analysis with the shimmer, jitter, NHR and VPQ variables.
Results: All variables at 1 month postoperatively were seen to be adequate within normal limits.
Conclusion: After the surgical correction of polyps, we found the need for 1 month vocal rest for complete and safe vocal recovery.
Keywords: Larynx; Polyps; Microsurgery
Citation: Catani GSA, Kondo RYF, Filho EDM, Rimoli CF (2017) Time for Complete Vocal Recovery in Voice Professionals Undergoing Polyp Surgery. Otolaryngol (Sunnyvale) 7: 331. Doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000331
Copyright: © 2017 Catani GSA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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