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.
M. Simonelli, G. Ruoppolo, M. de Vincentiis, I. Habib, M. Di Mario, C. Pizzoli, C. Vitello, V. Manciocco, A. Gallo. 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