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Thyroplasty surgery: After your operation  
Abstract:  This handout explains what to expect after thyroplasty, a surgery to change the position or length of your vocal cords. This operation is done to relieve ongoing hoarseness or swallowing problems.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2010, June 1, 2010
UWMC Availability:  Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
General Topics:  Surgery; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Voice Disorders; Vocal Cords; Self Care; Postoperative Teaching; Postoperative Complications; Postoperative Care; Hoarseness
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #3733

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