Tracheoesophageal speech by means of a voice prosthesis is the most common method of voice rehabilitation after total laryngectomy and carries the highest success rates. Complications can often be prevented or managed successfully with timely and proper attention. This webinar provides an overview of complex case reports associated to voice-prosthesis- and puncture-related adverse events. Also the management of hyper- and hypotonicity to achieve optimal voice outcomes and voice-related quality of life will be discussed.
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Dysphagia is a common problem after total laryngectomy and significantly affects the patient's quality of life. This webinar discusses common causes of postlaryngectomy dysphagia and surgical aspects of dysphagia prevention. Therapy options will be discussed based on videofluoroscopy studies and the results of a prospective cohort study using the Swallowing Exercise Aid (SEA) in a group of Dutch total laryngectomy patients will be presented.
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