The immediate postoperative period following a total laryngectomy is a crucial time for recovery and requires teamwork to achieve an optimal outcome for the patient. This webinar provides an overview of surgical considerations and post-operative interventions following total laryngectomy. This webinar describes and discusses specific surgical techniques and comprehensive therapeutic approaches including communication, pulmonary and mental health interventions to ensure optimal outcomes.
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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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