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During a total laryngectomy a puncture is created in the tracheoesophageal wall and a voice prosthesis is inserted. With this voice prosthesis the patient learns to speak again. During this study a new surgical tool will be investigated that creates the puncture and places the voice prosthesis.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Puncture Set and Flexible Protector
University Hospital Leuven
Atos Medical AB
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-10T14:09:55-0400
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