Outcomes of primary and secondary tracheoesophageal puncture: a 16-year retrospective analysis.

@article{Cheng2006OutcomesOP,
  title={Outcomes of primary and secondary tracheoesophageal puncture: a 16-year retrospective analysis.},
  author={Elaine Y Cheng and Margie Ho and Cindy Ganz and Ashok R. Shaha and Jay O. Boyle and Bhuvanesh B. Singh and Richard J Wong and Snehal G. Patel and Jatin P Shah and Ryan C. Branski and Dennis H. Kraus},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={85 4},
  pages={262, 264-7}
}
The current study retrospectively reviewed the cases of 68 patients who had undergone total laryngectomy and tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) over a 16-year period. Fifty-one patients underwent primary TEP and 17 underwent secondary TEP. Nearly 80% of patients who received TEP at the time of laryngectomy achieved excellent voice quality perceptually. In… CONTINUE READING