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The operation involves incising the superior surface of the vocal fold, followed by suction to remove the accumulation of edematous material from Reinke's space.
The definitive histopathologic diagnosis was a carcinosarcoma made up of areas of in situ carcinoma and leiomyosarcoma of the right true vocal fold that involved the vocal process of the arytenoid and infiltrated into Reinke's space without affecting the vocal muscle or thyroid cartilage.
The surgeon should avoid making a superficial placement into Reinke's space because this will result in a stiff vocal fold and poor voice quality.