Oesophageal Speech | definition of Oesophageal Speech by Medical dictionary
Spoken language produced by trapping air in the oesophagus and forcing it out again, which has a belching/burping quality to it, which may be used for phonation in laryngectomised patients
e·soph·a·ge·al speech (ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl spēch)
A technique for speaking after total laryngectomy; phonation results from introducing air into the upper esophagus to allow vibration of the pharyngoesophageal (PE) segment.
Synonym(s): oesophageal speech
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