Secondary tracheoesophageal puncture with in-office transnasal esophagoscopy.

  title={Secondary tracheoesophageal puncture with in-office transnasal esophagoscopy.},
  author={B. Lebert and Andrew J McWhorter and Melda Kunduk and Rohan R. Walvekar and Jan S. Lewin and Katherine A Hutcheson and Denise A Barringer and Amy Clark Hessel and F Christopher Holsinger},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={135 12},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcomes of voice restoration using office-based transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) to guide placement of the secondary tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP). DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Two tertiary care medical centers. PATIENTS The study included 39 patients who underwent the TNE-TEP procedure from January 2004 to December 2008. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Clinical, demographic, and TE speech-related data were recorded to examine the ease, efficiency… CONTINUE READING