Laryngeal nerve function after total laryngeal transplantation.

  title={Laryngeal nerve function after total laryngeal transplantation.},
  author={Robert R. Lorenz and D. M. Hicks and Robert W. Shields and Michael A Fritz and Marshall Strome},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={131 6},
The first successful composite human laryngeal transplantation was performed by a team led by the senior author on January 4, 1998. The recipient was a 40-year-old male who had sustained a crush injury to his larynx 20 years prior, rendering him aphonic. Multiple previous attempts for reconstruction at an outside hospital were unsuccessful. The donor was a 40-year-old male who had died from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. The specifics of the procedure have been detailed elsewhere. Throughout the… CONTINUE READING