For more than six years, Yuri Sharonov could not breathe without a special apparatus. He was helped to recover his breath in Belgorod. He was the first patient to undergo laryngoplasty using a CO2 laser in the region. This was reported on the website of the Department of Health and Social Protection of the population of the region.
The operation took place on the basis of the Belgorod Regional Clinical Hospital of St. Joasaph and lasted two hours. It was headed by the head of the otolaryngological department of the hospital, the main freelance otorhinolaryngologist of the department of health and social welfare of the region Vladimir Shutov.
– The patency of the upper respiratory tract was impaired due to the development of scars in the laryngeal cavity. The vocal cords were connected by scars, there was a small clearance, only a few millimeters, and the patient could not breathe. There was a voice function, but he could not fully breathe.
According to the chief ENT doctor of the region, cicatricial stenosis of the larynx is one of the most complex and unfavorable diseases of the ENT in terms of breathing recovery.
– When breathing, the vocal cords in humans are a triangle. We talk, folds in a certain rhythm move – this is how the generation of sounds. Our task was to excise a scar. Considering that the folds converge in the anterior part of the larynx, it was necessary to implement patronage in this zone, to put a limiter so that the scar would not go back to grow, the doctor says.
Now the sponge can breathe without a tracheostomy
Now Yuri Sharonov is successfully undergoing rehabilitation and regains his voice with the help of specially developed methods in the regional clinical hospital of St. Joasaph.
– My life has changed. My hands became free, now I can at least do something. Previously, it was necessary to close the device, but with one hand what will you do? Nothing, – comments a resident of the Gubkinsky urban district.
reference Laryngoplasty using a CO2 laser is a high-tech intervention performed without incisions on the skin. This method of treatment also allows the treatment of patients with bilateral laryngeal paralysis, who were previously sent to federal centers.