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Further experience with modification of an intraluminal button for hands-free tracheoesophageal speech after laryngectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19853175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tracheoesophageal (TE) speech using a voice prosthesis and hands-free speaking valve with an intraluminal attachment is the gold standard for voice restoration after total laryngectomy. Modification of a standard self-retaining silicone cannula or laryngectomy button often aids in the attachment of a speaking valve within the tracheal lumen for hands-free TE speech production. An increased number of laryngectomized individuals are able to achieve hands-free TE speech when the standard length, flange, and diameter of a silicone button is customized to accommodate individual tracheostomal contours. A technique is presented for modification of a standard silicone laryngectomy button to facilitate hands-free TE speech after total laryngectomy.
Jan S Lewin; Patti C Montgomery; Katherine A Hutcheson; Mark S Chambers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of prosthetic dentistry     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1097-6841     ISO Abbreviation:  J Prosthet Dent     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-26     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  2014-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376364     Medline TA:  J Prosthet Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-31     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biocompatible Materials / chemistry
Equipment Design
Larynx, Artificial*
Prosthesis Design*
Silicone Elastomers / chemistry
Speech, Esophageal / instrumentation*
Surface Properties
Tracheostomy / instrumentation
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 0/Silicone Elastomers

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