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Journal of The Korean Society of Laryngology, Phoniatrics and Logopedics 2003;14(1): 47-50.
갑상성형술 IV형을 시행 받은 성전환자의 수술 전후 음성검사 결과의 비교 - 증례보고 -
김한수, 이성은, 박태준, 최홍식
연세대학교 의과대학 이비인후과교실, 음성언어의학연구소
The Results of Voice Assessment after Type IV Thyroplasty in a Transgender(Male to Female, MTF) - A Case Report -
The transgender is who has persistent discomfort with his of her sex or sense of inappropriateness in the gender role of that sex. Many transgenders have been undergone trans-sex operations after 1980's. But there were not so much experience of voice surgery for transgenders. Vocal pitch can be elevated by various surgical techniques. Type IV thryoplasty, which one of the cricothyroid approximation methods, increases tension to the vocal folds, thus increasing fundamental frequency and upper pitch range. We treated a transgender (MTF, Male to female) using this technique. Acoustic and aerodynamic measures were obtained both pre- and post-operatively. Clinically significant improvement was achieved in both study; increasing of vocal pitch, widening of pitch range, and improvement of vocal efficiency.
KEY WORDS: Transgender;Voice surgery;Type IV thyroplasty;
중심 단어: 성전환자;갑상성형술 제IV형;음도;
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