Management of persistent tracheoesophageal puncture

  title={Management of persistent tracheoesophageal puncture},
  author={Mohammad Kamal Mobashir and Waleed Mohamed Basha and Abd ElRaof Said Mohamed and Ahmed M. Anany},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
Tracheoesophageal puncture with placement of a voice prosthesis (VP) provides successful speech rehabilitation after total laryngectomy. However, enlargement of the tracheoesophageal puncture is a challenging complication as it results in leakage around the VP into the airway and may eventually lead to aspiration pneumonia and respiratory complications. It necessitates removal of the VP and permanent closure of the tracheoesophageal fistula. We present our own experience for surgical closure of… CONTINUE READING