Karnataka Anaesthesia Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59--61

Silicon airflow prosthetic device after laryngectomy: A clinical trial


Deepak Sharma1, Roma Goswami2, Gurleen Arora2, Pulkit Jain2, Sanjay Kumar3 
1 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepak Sharma
30, X Block, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
India

Context: Tracheostoma stenosis is a common problem after laryngectomy. Stenosis of trachea stoma leads to respiratory complications. Preservation of stoma patency by implanting a silicon prosthetic device in tracheal stoma could affect the outcome in these situations. Aims: To evaluate tracheal stoma patency in postlarngectomy patients with the silicon prosthetic device. Settings and Design: This is a case series of seven patients who received the device. Materials and Methods: Seven adult patients American Society of Anesthesiologists Grade IV who had undergone laryngectomy for carcinoma larynx received a silicon airflow prosthetic device which was devised for each patient in the prosthodontic laboratory. All the patients were followed at 3 and 6 months to observe the efficiency and potency of device. Results: The average stoma size and average peak expiratory flow 25-75% in litres/sec at first patient visit, 3 and 6 months after receiving the device was 13.42 ± 0.71, 12.55 ± 0.82, 12.7 ± 0.92 mm and 3.08 ± 0.19, 3.10 ± 0.13, 2.89 ± 0.15 mm, respectively. Conclusions: The silicon airflow prosthetic device continued to maintain uninterrupted airflow and prevented tracheal stoma stenosis which encouraged us to place it for longer time after laryngectomy without any eventuality.


How to cite this article:
Sharma D, Goswami R, Arora G, Jain P, Kumar S. Silicon airflow prosthetic device after laryngectomy: A clinical trial.Karnataka Anaesth J 2016;2:59-61


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Sharma D, Goswami R, Arora G, Jain P, Kumar S. Silicon airflow prosthetic device after laryngectomy: A clinical trial. Karnataka Anaesth J [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Oct 24 ];2:59-61
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