The 3D Printing of the Paralyzed Vocal Fold: Added Value in Injection Laryngoplasty

      Summary

      Introduction

      Three-dimensional (3D) printing has had numerous applications in various disciplines, especially otolaryngology. We report the first case of a high-fidelity 3D-printed model of the vocal cords of a patient with unilateral vocal cord paralysis in need of injection laryngoplasty.

      Methodology

      A case report was carried out.

      Results

      A tailored 3D-printed anatomically precise models for injection laryngoplasty has the potential to enhance preoperative planning, resident teaching, and patient education.

      Conclusion

      A 3D printing model of the paralyzed vocal cord has an added value in the preoperative assessment of patients undergoing injection laryngoplasty.

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