Article Abstract

The suspended endoscopy technique (SET) for intra-operative assessment in awake type I thyroplasty—how I do it

Authors: Joshua Lau, Peter Loizou, Carsten Palme, Faruque Riffat


Thyroplasty has been increasingly utilized as a technique to treat glottic insufficiency over the last 20 to 30 years (1). Although its roots can be traced back as early as 1911, when Brunnings documented one of the first attempts to repair vocal cord palsy, the difficulties in ensuring safety and short- and long-term efficacy of the procedure has led to its variable popularity in the past (2).