J Korean Dysphagia Soc.  2013 Jan;3(1):1-6.

Larynx Cancer and Dysphagia

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea

Abstract

Laryngeal surgery is a well established technique for the treatment of appropriate carcinoma of larynx. But the treatment of larynx cancer patients with surgical removal may result in some degree of dysphagia. Swallowing disorders depend on the site, the extent of surgical resection, and the nature of the surgical reconstruction. As a result, rehabilitation needs to be managed by professional with specific anatomical knowledge surgical procedure. The purpose of this article was to introduce the deglutition problem following laryngectomy.

Keyword

Swallowing; Anatomy; Pharyngeal phase; Laryngectomy
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