Restoration of vocal fold movement via selective stimulation of the recurrent laryngeal nerve with a Utah electrode array

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Engineering
Department Bioengineering
Author McFarlane Jr;, Scott Saunders
Title Restoration of vocal fold movement via selective stimulation of the recurrent laryngeal nerve with a Utah electrode array
Date 2010-08
Description Vocal fold paralysis is characterized by impairment of the nerve signals to one or both of the vocal folds. Signal propagation is most often compromised by surgery, trauma, disease, neuritis, and neck tumors. The location of the recurrent laryngeal nerve leaves it especially susceptible to injury during common neck and chest surgical procedures in which the nerves may be severed, crushed, or stretched. If the damage to the nerve during surgery is immediately recognized and repaired, the neurons usually regrow, but the regrowth is often random. This may lead to simultaneous activation of adductor and abductor muscles, which results in synkinesis.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Electrode array; Neural stimulation; Paralyzation; Reanimation; Vocal fold
Subject LCSH Vocal cords -- Paralysis; Neural stimulation
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Rights Management ©Scott Saunders McFarlane Jr.
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 38,208,228 bytes
Source Original in Marriott Library Special Collections, RC39.5 2010.M33
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Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2017-11-07
ID 193303
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6gq7cbs