Post laryngectomy speech prosthesis placement is a device (tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis) that allows air to be sent from the lungs into the esophagus and through the mouth. It is used to allow patients who have had their larynx (voice box) removed to talk. As the air passes from the esophagus to the mouth, a vibration of the tissues is produced, resulting in sound. The device itself is not permanent and voice restoration occurs within 2 weeks post-op but typically requires significant amount of speech therapy and practice to master.
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