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REVIEW ARTICLE

Voice Rehabilitation after Laryngectomy

Audrey B Erman, Daniel G Deschler

Keywords : Laryngectomy,Pharyngoesophageal spasm,Tracheoesophageal puncture,Voice rehabilitation

Citation Information : Erman AB, Deschler DG. Voice Rehabilitation after Laryngectomy. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2010; 2 (3):231-236.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1041

Published Online: 00-12-2010

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


Abstract

Improvements in voice rehabilitation over the past century have paralleled the surgical success of laryngectomy. The establishment of the tracheoesophageal puncture marked a turning point in the development of successful and dependable voice rehabilitation. Surgical options include both primary and secondary placement of a tracheoesophageal puncture. Though complications, such as pharyngoesophageal spasm or prosthesis leakage may occur, patients should expect functional voice restoration after laryngectomy.


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