In our study, we have analyzed the use of flexible video endoscopy in patients undergoing total laryngectomy and candidates for the placement of a voice prosthesis, with the creation of a tracheo-esophageal fistula in which the prosthesis is positioned, which acts as a valve one-way, which allows the passage of air from the trachea to the oesophagus and prevents the passage of liquids in the opposite direction, allowing the pulmonary air to vibrate a segment of the cervical oesophagus. The use of flexible video endoscopy for the positioning of the prosthesis can be both primary and secondary to the intervention of total laryngectomy. Endoscopy has also been used in the ontological follow-up for the assessment of the hypo pharyngeal-oesophageal-gastric district in the search for relapses or secondary tumors, which may develop in this district in more than 10% of patients with pathological neoplasia. Higher aero-digestive

Role of Endoscopy in Tracheo-esophageal Prosthesis Phonation. Technical and Psychological Aspects. Our Institutional Experience

Luigi Sivero;Donato Alessandro Telesca;Cesare Formisano;Stefania Sivero;Grazia Salerno
2018

Abstract

In our study, we have analyzed the use of flexible video endoscopy in patients undergoing total laryngectomy and candidates for the placement of a voice prosthesis, with the creation of a tracheo-esophageal fistula in which the prosthesis is positioned, which acts as a valve one-way, which allows the passage of air from the trachea to the oesophagus and prevents the passage of liquids in the opposite direction, allowing the pulmonary air to vibrate a segment of the cervical oesophagus. The use of flexible video endoscopy for the positioning of the prosthesis can be both primary and secondary to the intervention of total laryngectomy. Endoscopy has also been used in the ontological follow-up for the assessment of the hypo pharyngeal-oesophageal-gastric district in the search for relapses or secondary tumors, which may develop in this district in more than 10% of patients with pathological neoplasia. Higher aero-digestive
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