Alaryngeal surgical voice rehabilitation
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This study deals with our experience of 22 laryngectomised cases who had undergone surgical voice restoration by Tracheo-Oesophageal Puncture (TEP) procedure and Blom-Singer prosthesis, with follow up ranging from 4 months to 2 years.
A comprehensive team approach pre-operative videofluroscopic assessment, patient counselling and modified TEP technique were responsible for a better long term success rate in our series. Indigenised, mycostatin impregnated silicone one way valve prosthesis, produced by us, alleviated need for costly imported prosthesis. Comparative evaluation of both prosthesis, proved efficacy of our prosthesis beyond doubts.
Key WordsBlom-Singer Technique Tracheo-Oesophageal Puncture Surgical speech rehabilitation
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