In patients with intractable aspiration it is often necessary to separate the upper airway from the lower tracheobronchial structures. It is possible to achieve voice restoration after laryngotracheal separation by creating a shunt between the distal posterior tracheal stoma wall and the proximal laryngotracheal segment. This physiological approach differs from alaryngeal tracheo-esophageal puncture techniques in that voice is generated from a structurally intact residual larynx.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1999|
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