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REVIEW ARTICLE

Rehabilitation after Total Laryngectomy

Arsheed Hussain Hakeem, Imtiyaz Hussain Hakeem, Anubha Garg

Keywords : 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.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1040

Published Online: 01-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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