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Use of a portable manometer as a screening procedure in voice rehabilitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1613350     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abnormal tone in the pharyngo-oesophageal (PO) segment may lead to failure in developing oesophageal speech. Videofluoroscopy may give a qualitative assessment of the PO segment but is expensive, time consuming and lacks quantification. A custom built PO segment manometer was therefore assessed as a means of predicting eventual oesophageal speech outcome. Two groups of patients were studied. In group 1 (18 patients) the PO segment pressures were compared to their videofluoroscopy findings. Videofluoroscopy categorized the patients into four groups. The PO pressures corresponded to this grouping, pressures above 20 mmHg being associated with voice failure. In group 2 (12 patients) the PO pressures in the early post-operative period were compared to their eventual speech outcome. In all cases the pressures predicted the eventual speech outcome. The pressure manometer is a simple, cheap and portable device which is a reliable screening test to predict the potential for oesophageal speech.
D W Morgan; J Hadley; G Willis; A D Cheesman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-28     Completed Date:  1992-07-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
East Birmingham Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Esophagus / physiology
Laryngectomy / rehabilitation*
Manometry / instrumentation*
Pharynx / physiology
Speech, Esophageal / instrumentation*
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