Voice restoration by tracheo-tracheolaryngeal shunt after laryngotracheal diversion for chronic aspiration

Charles N. Ford, Robin Samlan, Joanne Robbins

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-304
Number of pages2
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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