Tracheo-oesophageal puncture | definition of tracheo-oesophageal puncture by Medical dictionary
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1. the act of piercing or penetrating with a pointed object.
2. a wound so made.
tracheoesophageal puncture surgical creation of a tracheoesophageal fistula to hold a one-way plastic valve to restore speech after Laryngectomy.
a surgical procedure to restore vocal function in patients who have had a laryngectomy by creating a tracheoesophageal fistula through which the laryngectomee forces air from the trachea into the esophagus to produce sound that is articulated into speech.
tra·che·o·e·soph·a·ge·al punc·ture ,tracheoesophageal shunt (TEP) (trā'kē-ō-ē-sof-ā'jē-ăl pŭngk'shŭr, shŭnt)
Surgical procedure connecting the trachea and esophagus. In laryngectomies, the puncture, in combination with a prosthetic valve, allows exhaled air from the lungs to enter the esophagus for production of speech.
Synonym(s): tracheo-oesophageal puncture
, tracheo-oesophageal shunt
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Seven months after the initial surgery he underwent successful surgical voice restoration by secondary tracheo-oesophageal puncture
and Blom-Singer's voice prosthesis insertion.
Our patient was a 73-year-old man who underwent a total laryngectomy, primary tracheo-oesophageal puncture
and neck dissection followed by radiotherapy 18 years earlier for management of squamous cell carcinoma extending from the base of his tongue into his larynx.
Flexible endoscopic tracheo-oesophageal puncture
under local anaesthetic.