Voice rehabilitation after near-total laryngectomy

Jan L. Kasperbauer, Jack E. Thomas

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The primary benefits of a mucosal-lined tracheohypopharyngeal shunt formed by a NTL include the avoidance of a prosthesis and the advantage of a muscle-lined vibratory segment driven by air exiting into the hypopharynx. A NTL will consistently provide successful vocal rehabilitation. The success of the procedure in appropriately selected patients relies on the integrated expertise of the surgeon and speech pathologist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-677
Number of pages23
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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