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Laryngectomy: the patient's view

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2007

S. Jay*
J. Ruddy
R. J. Cullen
MrS. Jay, F.R.C.S., ENT Department, North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Stoke on Trent, ST4 7LN.


The disabilities following laryngectomy are well recognized. The incidence of these disabilities and the acceptability of the surgery to the patients were assessed by a questionnaire method. Sixty-five patients participated in the study. The incidence of disabilities are discussed. Total laryngectomy was felt to be a worthwhile operation by most of the patients in the study despite the disabilities they experienced afterwards.


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Presented at the Midland Institute of Otology Research Prize Meetin on 6 December 1990.


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