Speech and Swallow Following Staffieri Voice Restoration Procedure The Loyola University and Hines Veterans Veterans Administration Surgical Service completed the Staffieri procedure to construct a pharyngoesophageal flap at the time of total laryngectomy in 12 patients. Following surgery, 11 patients produced speech that was highly intelligible. Ultimately, seven continued to rely on this method of speech as their ... Reports
Reports  |   May 01, 1982
Speech and Swallow Following Staffieri Voice Restoration Procedure
 
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Reports   |   May 01, 1982
Speech and Swallow Following Staffieri Voice Restoration Procedure
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1982, Vol. 47, 146-149. doi:10.1044/jshd.4702.146
History: Received May 12, 1980 , Accepted April 7, 1981
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1982, Vol. 47, 146-149. doi:10.1044/jshd.4702.146
History: Received May 12, 1980; Accepted April 7, 1981

The Loyola University and Hines Veterans Veterans Administration Surgical Service completed the Staffieri procedure to construct a pharyngoesophageal flap at the time of total laryngectomy in 12 patients. Following surgery, 11 patients produced speech that was highly intelligible. Ultimately, seven continued to rely on this method of speech as their primary means of communication. Voice quality was judged to be rough, strained, wet, and breathy in a majority of patients. Aspiration of liquids was evident in 11 of 12. Four underwent revisions to reduce the size of the fistula and to correct swallowing problems.

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