Rehabilitation after Total Laryngectomy
Arsheed Hussain Hakeem, Imtiyaz Hussain Hakeem, Anubha Garg
Voice rehabilitation,Pulmonary rehabilitation,Olfactory rehablitation
Citation Information :
Hakeem AH, Hakeem IH, Garg A. Rehabilitation after Total Laryngectomy. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2010; 2 (3):223-229.
Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Comprehensive rehabilitation after total laryngectomy is more than just restoration of the voice alone. Due to central position in the upper aerodigestive tract, its removal requires rehabilitation of all three ‘systems’ depending on respiratory airflow, i.e. Voice, Pulmonary and Olfactory functions. Rehabilitation of speech takes preference, but pulmonary and olfactory rehabilitation require multidisciplinary team effort in order to achieve optimal results and good quality of life.
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