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Type: Journal article
Title: 'Speaking valve' aspiration in a laryngectomy patient
Author: Rao, V.
Lambert, P.
Pant, H.
O'Reilly, M.
Citation: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 2010; 38(1):197-200
Publisher: Australian Soc Anaesthetists
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0310-057X
0310-057X
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V. Rao Kadam, P. Lambert, H. Pant, M. O'Reilly
Abstract: The article describes the case of a 73-year-old laryngectomy patient who aspirated his speaking valve through his stoma. The patient has a history of primary tracheo-oesophageal puncture and neck dissection. Adequate oxygen delivery through an anatomically abnormal, shared airway past an obstruction is said to be related to the main anaesthetic problems in the case report. The necessity for adaptive airway management techniques for the safe management of patients with stoma is stressed.
Keywords: speaking valve; complications; aspiration; tracheostomy
Rights: Copyright of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care is the property of Australian Society of Anaesthetists
RMID: 0020104413
DOI: 10.1177/0310057x1003800131
Appears in Collections:Anaesthesia and Intensive Care publications

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