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1/4. Viscoaugmentation as a treatment for leakage around the Provox 2 voice rehabilitation system.

    Tracheo-oesophageal puncture for voice restoration is a well-established technique post-laryngectomy. A number of complications can occur with the creation of a tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) and in the subsequent management of the patient with an indwelling voice rehabilitation system. This article is the first to report the use of Hylaform, a colourless viscoelastic gel, to treat an intractable case of leakage around a Provox 2 voice prosthesis. The procedure which required no anaesthesia resulted in no further leak around the valve to the present day, now more than four weeks post-viscoaugmentation.
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2/4. Tissue augmentation using Bioplastique as a treatment of leakage around a Provox 2 voice prosthesis.

    rehabilitation of voice and speech after laryngectomy with valve prosthesis has become a well-established practice in recent years. The formation of tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) and the subsequent management of the patient with a voice prosthesis can be associated with a number of problems and complications. We report a new technique of the use of injectable Bioplastique in the treatment of persistent leakage around Provox 2 voice prosthesis. Our experience in two cases has shown that it is a relatively simple and effective procedure in stopping the leak around the valve immediately and is without any short-term complications.
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3/4. Therapy of periprosthetical leakage with tissue augmentation using Bioplastique around the implanted voice prosthesis.

    Having a voice prosthesis provides a good possibility for speech rehabilitation after total laryngectomy has been performed, especially if common complications such as leakage around the valve can be reduced effectively. The early applications of a voice prosthesis-which was originally invented and applied by Mozolewski in 1972, was further developed by Blom and Singer and became an internationally available implantable instrument by 1980- already made clear not only the typical benefits, but also the complications, such as possible leakage around the implanted valve. Remacle proposed the injection of collagen into the surrounding tissues in order to stop leakage. Knowing that collagen is usually resorbed as time goes by, new substances that can be tolerated by human tissues must be found. This article reports the experiences of the authors in the search for such an injectable material that cannot be resorbed and does not migrate. In order to solve the above-mentioned problem, Lichtenberger introduced the injection of Bioplastique into the perivalvular tissues. This delivered the best results ever achieved in this field at our department. During the past 2 years, Bioplastique augmentation was performed for seven laryngectomized and speech-rehabilitated patients in order to reduce periprosthetical leakage. All procedures were successful in terms of either eliminating or reducing the leakage, and also the non-resorbable property of Bioplastique has been proven.
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4/4. An improved method of flexible endoscopic creation of tracheoesophageal fistula for voice restoration.

    We present improvements of a previously reported method of tracheoesophageal puncture for voice restoration in postlaryngectomy patients. Our method utilizes a flexible endoscope to enable the tracheoesophageal puncture to be made under direct visualization using only local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. After 3 days, the created tracheoesophageal fistula tract is mature enough to allow placement of a voice prosthesis in the office. This allows the entire procedure to be performed in an outpatient setting with minimal risk.
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