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November 1988

Hypertrophic Scarring of Tracheoesophageal Fistula Causing Vocal Failure

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery (Otolaryngology), East Tennessee State University, Quillen-Dishner College of Medicine, Johnson City, and the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tenn.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(11):1324-1325. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860230118039

• There are many known complications of tracheoesophageal puncture for voice restoration. A patient developed hypertrophic scarring with subsequent vocal failure, an as yet unreported complication.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:1324-1325)