Speech After Laryngo-Esophagectomy with Colon Transplant Laryngo-esophagectomy was performed with a colon transplant to replace the excised esophagus. The patient did not develop functional “colonic” speech but does function adequately using an artificial larynx. Cineradiologic evidence reveals that the transplanted segment of colon permits development of a pseudoglottis to produce sound. He was capable of injecting ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   November 01, 1973
Speech After Laryngo-Esophagectomy with Colon Transplant
 
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Case Reports   |   November 01, 1973
Speech After Laryngo-Esophagectomy with Colon Transplant
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1973, Vol. 38, 495-501. doi:10.1044/jshd.3804.495
History: Received March 19, 1973 , Accepted June 12, 1973
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1973, Vol. 38, 495-501. doi:10.1044/jshd.3804.495
History: Received March 19, 1973; Accepted June 12, 1973

Laryngo-esophagectomy was performed with a colon transplant to replace the excised esophagus. The patient did not develop functional “colonic” speech but does function adequately using an artificial larynx. Cineradiologic evidence reveals that the transplanted segment of colon permits development of a pseudoglottis to produce sound. He was capable of injecting air and forming the pseudoglottis, but he interfered with the production of colonic voice by retropositioning his tongue to close the hypopharynx.

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