This term comes from the combination of the words silicone and plastic. Silastic is a highly inert silicone rubber that has wide use for medical applications. [intlink id=”285″ type=”post”]Laryngologists[/intlink] commonly place silastic implants into flaccid, [intlink id=”416″ type=”post”]paralyzed vocal folds[/intlink] in order to plump and firm them up so that they can serve as better partners to the non-paralyzed fold.

Posted in Glossary.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *