Santa Lucia Hospital, Rome, Italy;
“La Sapienza” University, Rome
Objective: To evaluate the long-term swallowing status and the radiological manifestations of chronic aspiration in patients who have undergone supracricoid partial laryngectomy and to demonstrate that this procedure causes a mild and well-tolerated grade of chronic aspiration that does not require a nothing-by-mouth status.
Design: Cohort study. The follow-up period ranged from 3 to 13 years.
Simonelli M, Ruoppolo G, de Vincentiis M, Habib I, Di Mario M, Pizzoli C, Vitello C, Manciocco V, Gallo A. P079 Swallowing Recovery and Chronic Aspiration After Supracricoid Partial Laryngectomy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):881-882. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.881-c