Swallowing and quality of life after total laryngectomy and pharyngolaryngectomy.

@article{Queija2009SwallowingAQ,
  title={Swallowing and quality of life after total laryngectomy and pharyngolaryngectomy.},
  author={D{\'e}bora dos Santos Queija and Juliana Godoy Portas and Rog{\'e}rio Aparecido Dedivitis and Carlos Neutzling Lehn and Ana P. Barros},
  journal={Brazilian journal of otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={556-64}
}
UNLABELLED Dysphagia can be a consequence of total laryngectomy even in the absence of symptoms and it could indeed directly or indirectly compromise quality of life. AIM To evaluate the characteristics of swallowing after total laryngectomy and pharyngolaryngectomy with pharyngeal T closure, correlating them with the Quality of Life in Swallowing Disorders questionnaire. METHODS A prospective evaluation was performed in 28 patients; fifteen undergoing total laryngectomy and thirteen… CONTINUE READING

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