[Rehabilitation of the olfactory sense after laryngectomy -- the larynx bypass].


BACKGROUND Patients after laryngectomy lose their previous sense of smell, since air normally circulates via the tracheostoma and active air intake through the nose is no longer possible. The larynx bypass with a throat mask is an aid here. Nasal air circulation is made possible by this connecting piece between the mouth and tracheostoma. MATERIALS AND… (More)