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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352357/an-investigation-of-the-post-laryngectomy-swallow-using-videofluoroscopy-and-fiberoptic-endoscopic-evaluation-of-swallowing-fees
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Margaret M Coffey, Neil Tolley, David Howard, Michael Drinnan, Mary Hickson
This study investigates the post-laryngectomy swallow. Presence and degree of residue on the post-laryngectomy swallow as observed on videofluoroscopy and FEES is described. In addition, videofluoroscopy and FEES are assessed for reliability and inter-instrument agreement. 30 laryngectomy subjects underwent dysphagia evaluation using simultaneous videofluoroscopy and FEES. These were reviewed post-examination by three expert raters using a rating scale designed for this purpose. Raters were blinded to subject details, type of laryngectomy surgery, pairing of FEES and videofluoroscopy examinations and the scores of other raters...
January 19, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349510/uncertain-effect-of-preventative-shoulder-rehabilitation-for-patients-who-underwent-total-laryngectomy-with-neck-dissection
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Peixia Wu, Zhengrong Peng, Junyi Chen, Yan Hu
INTRODUCTION: Total laryngectomy (TL) with neck dissection (ND) is considered as crucial management for advanced-stage of laryngeal cancer. Shoulder dysfunction has long been recognized as a potential complication resulting from neck dissection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of early prophylactic rehabilitation program in patients who underwent TL with ND. METHODS: A prospective, nonrandomized design was used. Seventy-six participants who underwent TL with ND were assigned into either an intervention or a control group...
January 18, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340771/predictive-factors-for-pharyngocutaneous-fistulization-after-total-laryngectomy-a-dutch-head-and-neck-society-audit
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Liset Lansaat, Vincent van der Noort, Simone E Bernard, Simone E J Eerenstein, Boudewijn E C Plaat, Ton A P M Langeveld, Martin Lacko, Frans J M Hilgers, Remco de Bree, Robert P Takes, Michiel W M van den Brekel
BACKGROUND: Incidences of pharyngocutaneous fistulization (PCF) after total laryngectomy (TL) reported in the literature vary widely, ranging from 2.6 to 65.5%. Comparison between different centers might identify risk factors, but also might enable improvements in quality of care. To enable this on a national level, an audit in the 8 principle Dutch Head and Neck Centers (DHNC) was initiated. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all 324 patients undergoing laryngectomy in a 2-year (2012 and 2013) period was performed...
January 16, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338941/epiglottoplasty-technique-in-endoscopic-partial-laryngectomy
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M Moulin, C A Righini, P F Castellanos, I Atallah
The main advantage of endoscopic laser surgery for laryngeal cancer is to allow tumour resection, while limiting functional sequelae, thereby improving the postoperative course. In this type of surgery, the epiglottis is often partially resected, leaving a raw zone without any reconstruction. The surgical technique described here involves endoscopic reconstruction of the epiglottis after partial resection. The sectioned edge of the epiglottis is sutured to the base of the tongue to create a neoepiglottis and to reconstruct the vallecula, thus resembling preoperative anatomy, allowing improvement of postoperative swallowing...
January 12, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307652/gastro-pharyngeal-reflux-and-total-laryngectomy-increasing-knowledge-about-its-management
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Giuditta Mannelli, Roberto Santoro, Francesco Segala, Elisabetta Surrenti, Oreste Gallo
PURPOSE: Investigate the incidence, the degree and the effect of gastro-pharyngeal reflux (GPR) in laryngectomised patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Behavioral and 24-hour pH- and impedance-monitoring data were prospectively analyzed for 25 laryngectomised patients with no previous history of GER in outpateints' setting. Reflux detected was characterized as either acid, weakly acidic or nonacid. Proximal reflux was found at 15cm above the LES. RESULTS: 40% of patients presented a pathological number of reflux episodes in the upright position (p<0...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299511/detection-of-cartilage-invasion-in-laryngeal-carcinoma-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ct
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Jan W Dankbaar, Jaap Oosterbroek, Elise A Jager, Hugo W de Jong, Cornelis P Raaijmakers, Stefan M Willems, Chris H Terhaard, Marielle E Philippens, Frank A Pameijer
Objective: Staging of laryngeal cancer largely depends on cartilage invasion. Presence of cartilage invasion affects treatment choice and prognosis. On MRI and contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) it may be challenging to differentiate cartilage invasion from inflammation. The purpose of this study is to compare the diagnostic properties of dynamic contrast-enhanced CT (DCECT) and CECT for visual detection of cartilage invasion in laryngeal cancer. Study Design: Prospective cohort study...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290320/-sarcomatoid-carcinoma-of-larynx-a-histological-challenge
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Alejandra Osorio-Velásquez, Carlos M Chiesa-Estomba, Frank A Betances-Reinoso, M Pilar San Miguel-Fraile, José A Ortiz-Rey
INTRODUCTION: Sarcomatoid carcinoma can occur in any part of the body; in the head and neck it occurs most frequently in the major salivary glands, with only about 1% of cases found in the larynx. As it has both epithelial and mesenchymal components, there are many theories concerning its origin and it can prove a diagnostic challenge. CASE REPORT: A 76 year old male smoker presented with dysphonia. Vocal cord injury was found on examination but no lymphadenopathy or metastases were present...
January 2018: Revista Española de Patología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280482/national-trends-in-primary-tracheoesophageal-puncture-after-total-laryngectomy
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Rosh K V Sethi, Daniel G Deschler
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) can be performed at the time of laryngectomy (primary) or postoperatively (secondary). Prior studies demonstrate safe and earlier voice acquisition and rehabilitation with primary TEP. The objectives of this study were to assess national trends in primary TEP and identify factors associated with its use. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2010 to 2014 was performed...
December 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277379/lymph-node-metastasis-following-total-laryngectomy-and-total-pharyngolaryngectomy-for-laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-frequency-distribution-and-risk-factors
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D Rivière, J Mancini, L Santini, A Giovanni, P Dessi, N Fakhry
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence and distribution of lymph-node metastasis after total laryngectomy or total pharyngolaryngectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective single-center series of 136 successive patients undergoing total laryngectomy or total pharyngolaryngectomy with neck dissection for squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx or hypopharynx. RESULTS: The primary site was laryngeal in 110 cases and hypopharyngeal in 26. In 63 patients, surgery was first-line treatment; 73 were operated on for recurrence...
December 22, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275426/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-long-term-survival-in-laryngeal-cancer
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Yize Mao, Yan Fu, Yunfei Gao, Ankui Yang, Quan Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Although the survival rate of laryngeal cancer is relatively high, some patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) show the least benefit from laryngectomy, owing to few determining diagnostic tools. We aimed to identify high-risk patients according to a preoperatively determined signature of the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) of > 193.55, as an indicator of poor treatment outcome in LSCC patients. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 899 patients who underwent laryngectomy for LSCC...
December 23, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243255/viscoelastic-properties-of-human-aryepiglottic-fold-and-ventricular-fold-tissues-at-phonatory-frequencies
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Miwako Kimura, Roger W Chan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to quantify the viscoelastic shear properties of the human ventricular fold (or false vocal fold) mucosa and aryepiglottic fold mucosa at frequencies of phonation. METHODS: Linear viscoelastic shear properties of the mucosa of false vocal fold and aryepiglottic fold specimens from seven cadaveric subjects were determined as functions of frequency (5-250 Hz) and compared to those of the true vocal fold cover. Measurements of elastic shear modulus (G') and dynamic viscosity (η') were made with a controlled-strain simple-shear rheometer...
December 15, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237917/influence-of-risk-factors-on-stomal-recurrence-after-total-laryngectomy-for-laryngeal-carcinomas-a-meta-analysis
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Zhi-Yi Wang, Ze-Qin Li, Han Ji, Wei Chen, Kun-Min Wu, Min-Hui Zhu, Hong-Liang Zheng
BACKGROUND: Total laryngectomy is preserved for those the most advanced larynx cancer and nonsurgical cases. However, stomal recurrence is frequently occurred and leads to high mortality. Herein, we aimed to determine the risk factors for the stomal recurrence after total laryngectomy (SRAL). METHODS: Databases such as PubMed and EMBASE were comprehensively searched using the keywords "stomal recurrence" and "total laryngectomy." Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, qualified studies would be incorporated in this meta-analysis, followed by quality evaluation and data extraction...
2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232259/the-experience-of-head-and-neck-cancer-survivorship-including-laryngectomy-an-integrated-biopsychosocial-model
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Marlene C Jacobson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The head and neck cancer (HNC) survivorship experience is unique among cancer populations. This review seeks to explore the HNC survivor experience associated with altered upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) function using principles of survivorship. RECENT FINDINGS: HNC survivors experience complex physical, functional, and psychosocial challenges related to UADT dysfunction. Interventions need to address all of these dimensions being mindful of the survivor experience...
December 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231090/esophageal-dysmotility-in-patients-following-total-laryngectomy
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Teng Zhang, Julia Maclean, Michal Szczesniak, Paul P Bertrand, Harry Quon, Raymond K Tsang, Peter I Wu, Peter Graham, Ian J Cook
Objectives Dysphagia is common in total laryngectomees, with some symptoms suggesting esophageal dysmotility. Tracheoesophageal (TE) phonation requires effective esophagopharyngeal air passage. Hence, esophageal dysmotility may affect deglutition or TE phonation. This study aimed to determine (1) the characteristics of esophageal dysmotility in laryngectomees, (2) whether clinical history is sensitive in detecting esophageal dysmotility, and (3) the relationship between esophageal dysmotility and TE prosthesis dysfunction...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224818/reconstruction-after-salvage-laryngectomy
#15
David H Yeh, Axel Sahovaler, Kevin Fung
Both early and advanced stage laryngeal cancers are treated with organ-preserving strategies including radiation alone or concurrent chemoradiotherapy. While organ-preserving modalities have proven effective in eradicating cancer while also preserving laryngeal function, there remains a proportion of cases where residual or recurrent cancer prevails, or conversely, where radiotherapy renders a larynx dysfunctional. In these circumstances, salvage total laryngectomy is often the surgical treatment. The effects of radiotherapy to the neck, amplified by chemotherapy, can create an inhospitable surgical environment, making the salvage laryngectomy an operation fraught with the potential for major complications such as the dreaded pharyngocutaneous fistula...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214452/moving-toward-improved-outcomes-in-salvage-laryngectomy
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EDITORIAL
Brett A Miles
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201783/persistent-elevation-of-ca-19-9-levels-in-the-long-term-follow-up-before-laryngeal-cancer
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Hasan Özkan, Fatih Karakaya, Zihni Karaeren, Sibel Perçinel
Introduction: CA 19-9 is used as a tumor marker in colon, pancreas, biliary, and gastric cancers. Laryngeal cancer is the most common malignant epithelial tumor among head and neck cancers and has no specific tumor marker. Case report: A 66-year-old male patient had severe reflux symptoms during 5 years and had an isolated CA 19-9 elevation. Follow-up analysis revealed that he had larynx cancer and after laryngectomy, CA 19-9 levels decreased to normal range. Discussion: Currently, CA 19-9 is not a marker for malignancy...
January 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193191/treatment-of-tracheoesophageal-fistula-after-laryngectomy-by-a-customized-tracheal-prosthesis
#18
Simon Andreas Mueller, Sylvia Dehnbostel, Falk Dehnbostel, Roland Giger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187757/the-role-of-laryngectomy-in-locally-advanced-thyroid-carcinoma-review-of-16-cases
#19
A I Chala, S Vélez, A Sanabria
Locally advanced disease with larynx invasion is a challenge to the surgeon, but laryngectomy is almost never necessary in thyroid carcinoma. The aim of this study was to review the clinical outcomes of patients with locally advanced thyroid carcinoma invading the larynx who underwent laryngectomy. A case series of patients treated in a tertiary care hospital was reviewed. Data about the type of operation, method of reconstruction, complications and overall survival of 16 patients operated on between 2002 and 2015 with larynx invasion is presented...
November 30, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186749/-microvascular-reconstruction-of-the-larynx-following-total-laryngectomy
#20
Stephan Hackenberg, Norbert Kleinsasser, Agmal Scherzad, Fabian Kraus, Rudolf Hagen
Total laryngectomy still is a standard procedure for the treatment of advanced laryngeal or hypopharyngeal carcinoma. The unavoidable loss of voice may lead to serious impairments in quality of life. The most common technique of voice restoration is the tracheal-esophageal puncture combined with the application of a voice prosthesis. Laryngeal reconstruction with a radial forearm flap represents a possible surgical method of voice restoration. This study is a mono-center retrospective analysis of patients receiving a so-called laryngoplasty after total laryngectomy between 2006 and 2015, focusing on long-term functional outcome and complications...
November 29, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
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