UvA-DARE ( Digital Academic Repository ) Development and ( pre-) clinical assessment of a novel surgical tool for primary and secondary tracheoesophageal puncture with immediate voice prosthesis insertion , the Provox Vega Puncture Set

@inproceedings{Hilgers2018UvADARED,
  title={UvA-DARE ( Digital Academic Repository ) Development and ( pre-) clinical assessment of a novel surgical tool for primary and secondary tracheoesophageal puncture with immediate voice prosthesis insertion , the Provox Vega Puncture Set},
  author={Frans J. M. Hilgers and Kai Lorenz and Heinz Maier and Cees A. Meeuwis and Jeroen D. F. Kerrebijn and Vincent Vander Poorten and Anne Sophie Vinck and Miquel Quer and Michiel W. M. van den Brekel},
  year={2018}
}
Development and (pre-) clinical assessment were performed of a novel surgical tool for primary and secondary tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) with immediate voice prosthesis (VP) insertion in laryngectomized patients, the Provox Vega Puncture Set (PVPS). After preclinical assessment in fresh frozen cadavers, a multicenter prospective clinical feasibility study in two stages was performed. Stage-1 included 20 patients, and stage-2 had 27. Based on observations in stage-1, the PVPS was redesigned… CONTINUE READING