Microbial colonization of Blom-Singer indwelling voice prostheses in laryngectomized patients: a perspective from India.

@article{Sayed2012MicrobialCO,
  title={Microbial colonization of Blom-Singer indwelling voice prostheses in laryngectomized patients: a perspective from India.},
  author={Suhail Iftekar Sayed and Rehan A. Kazi and Shubhra S. Sengupta and Abhay Chowdhari and Mohan V Jagade},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={E19-22}
}
We analyzed a series of adults with an implanted voice prosthesis that had malfunctioned and required removal as a result of the attachment and growth of microorganisms. Our goal was to determine the characteristics of these colonizing microbes. We swabbed the esophageal side of each prosthesis to obtain microbial flora for analysis with standard culture media. In all, we studied 22 prostheses in 18 patients (3 patients had received multiple prostheses). We found mixed contamination (both yeast… CONTINUE READING

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