Postlaryngectomy voice restoration. A prospective study in 83 patients.

@article{Guily1992PostlaryngectomyVR,
  title={Postlaryngectomy voice restoration. A prospective study in 83 patients.},
  author={Jean Lacau St Guily and Bruno Angelard and M. El-Bez and Nicolas Julien and Ch Debry and P. Fichaux and R{\'e}mi Gondret},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={118 3},
  pages={
          252-5
        }
}
From July 1985 until May 1990, 83 patients underwent a total laryngectomy. We prospectively studied voice restoration in 81 of them (two died postoperatively). Esophageal voice was used by 19 patients; a tracheoesophageal procedure (myomucosal shunt, primary or secondary puncture with Blom-Singer prosthesis) by 41; and 21 patients had no voice restoration. Results were assessed according to voice quality and usage. Tracheoesophageal speech had a success rate of 73% (good voice, daily use) after… CONTINUE READING
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