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June 1973

Laryngeal Reconstruction to Prevent Aspiration

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Toronto, Toronto.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;97(6):457-460. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780010471005

Pharyngotracheal aspiration is frequent among laryngectomized patients who have undergone surgery for vocal rehabilitation. This paper describes a technique devised specifically to overcome this complication. The operative goal has been achieved; however, a modification is suggested to improve the limited success with vocal restoration.

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