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Voice Rehabilitation after Laryngectomy

Audrey B Erman, Daniel G Deschler

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

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: 01-04-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


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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