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March 1989

Secondary Tracheoesophageal Puncture for Voice Rehabilitation After Laryngectomy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(3):350-355. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860270092020

• Since the introduction of the tracheoesophageal puncture technique for restoration of voice in 1980, 125 secondary punctures have been performed in 117 patients at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Preoperative evaluation, pharyngeal preparation, and their relation to final speech results were reviewed retrospectively. Critical factors in the rehabilitation of these patients are discussed based on our experience and a review of the literature.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1989;115:350-355)

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