Delayed diagnosis of tracheoesophageal prosthesis aspiration

Dmitry Ostrovsky, Aviram Netzer, Henry Zvi Joachims, David Goldenberg, Avishay Golz

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In 1980, Singer and Blom published the results of their study on use of the tracheoesophageal puncture prosthesis for restoration of voice after total laryngectomy. Since then, the placement of tracheoesophageal puncture prostheses has been an integral part of rehabilitation after laryngectomy. Complications of this procedure have been recognized and are usually minimal. Inadvertent aspiration of the prosthesis is rare. Usually, patients seek help immediately after the incident. We report a case of unnoticed aspiration of a Blom-Singer prosthesis in a patient with a laryngectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)828-829
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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