Problem of the Indications for the Use of a Valved Prosthesis

  • E. Mozolewski
  • C. Tarnowska
Conference paper


The valve prosthesis has not been very frequently used by those patients who were laryngectomized in our Department (about 2 patients per year from 1969 to 1983). The reasons for this are:
  1. 1.

    The development of our own quite successful methods of reconstructive surgery after subtotal laryngectomy and of autoplastic vocal shunts (Mozolewski et al. 1980)

  2. 2.

    Our own plastic surgery on the pharyngo-oesophageal sphincter (Mozolewski et al. 1984) enabling the swift mastery of oesophageal voice in 93% of laryngectomized patients (av. time = 2 weeks, min. 1 day, max. 2 months).



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  3. Tarnowska C et al. (1984) Esophageal voice following myotomy of pharyngo-oesophageal sphincter. Otolaryng PolGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Mozolewski
  • C. Tarnowska
    • 1
  1. 1.SzczecinPoland

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