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Phonation and swallowing considerations in pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction.
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PMID:  1514749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Experience with laryngotracheal reconstruction (LTR) has resulted in and continues to yield modifications and refinements in approach and technique with the goal to restore and maintain total laryngeal function. In addition to airway obstruction, the laryngeal functions of phonation and swallowing also may be affected by the underlying injury as well as by procedures designed to enlarge the airway. This paper discusses various problems encountered with phonation and swallowing in pediatric patients who underwent LTR and postoperative patients who were seen during the year July 1, 1990, through June 30, 1991. Phonation problems became apparent as long-term difficulties that persisted after tracheotomy decannulation. Swallowing was frequently a short-term perioperative problem while a stent was in place following LTR. The approaches and techniques that have been employed to treat, minimize, and prevent these problems are discussed.
M E Smith; A J Mortelliti; R T Cotton; C M Myer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-01     Completed Date:  1992-10-01     Revised Date:  2006-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  731-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado.
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MeSH Terms
Cartilage / transplantation
Child, Preschool
Clinical Protocols / standards
Deglutition Disorders / epidemiology*,  etiology,  prevention & control
Follow-Up Studies
Hospitals, Pediatric
Laryngostenosis / surgery*
Ohio / epidemiology
Otolaryngology / methods,  standards*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology*,  etiology
Stents / classification,  standards
Tracheal Stenosis / surgery*
Voice Disorders / epidemiology*,  etiology,  prevention & control

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