Dynamic viscosity of implantable autologous materials into the vocal fold

Christian Wiikmann, Marcelo Alves Da Silva, Elizabeth Pinheiro Gomes Arêas, Domingos Hiroshi Tsuji, Luiz Ubirajara Sennes

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Objective: To compare the dynamic viscosity (DV) of superficial layer of temporalis fascia (SLTF) with that of other biological tissues traditionally used for vocal fold implants to treat vocal fold rigidity. Study Design: Experimental. Method: Measurement of DV of samples of SLTF, deep layer of temporalis fascia (DLTF), and abdominal fat of 12 cadavers. Results: DV values of the different samples were presented in the following increasing order: SLTF, DLTF, and abdominal fat. There was statistical difference between the samples. Conclusion: DV of SLTF is lower than of other tissues tested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-505
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Voice
Issue number4
Early online date25 Jun 2011
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


  • Abdominal fat
  • Larynx
  • Rheology
  • Rheometer
  • Temporalis fascia
  • Viscosity
  • Vocal fold

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN


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