tracheoesophageal puncture


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puncture

 [pungk´chur]
1. the act of piercing or penetrating with a pointed object.
2. a wound so made.
cisternal puncture see cisternal puncture.
lumbar puncture (spinal puncture) see lumbar puncture.
sternal puncture see sternal puncture.
tracheoesophageal puncture surgical creation of a tracheoesophageal fistula to hold a one-way plastic valve to restore speech after Laryngectomy.
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tracheoesophageal puncture

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.
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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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Speech restoration and complications of primary versus secondary tracheoesophageal puncture following total laryngectomy.
Primary tracheoesophageal puncture for voice restoration.
Tracheoesophageal puncture in the office setting with local anesthesia.
Botulinum toxin can be used to correct voice failure following tracheoesophageal puncture and dysphagia secondary to cricopharyngeal spasm.