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The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat The evaluation of voice quality after near-total laryngectomy [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2004; 12(2): 71-77

The evaluation of voice quality after near-total laryngectomy

Erkan Özüdoğru1, Hamdi Çaklı, Handan Sekili, Emre Cingi, Cem Keçik, M. Kezban Gürbüz, Cengiz Bal

Objectives: It was intended to compare the various characteristics
of the phonation obtained in the cases who
underwent near total laryngectomy (NTL) and frontolateral
laryngectomy (FLL) In this study.
Study Desing: The study washeld in 29 male cases, 9 of
whom underwent NTL, 10 of whom underwent FLL and 10
who had normal laryngeal speech. All cases were evaluated
and compared statistically according to the fundamental
frequency (Fo), intensity and voiceless time measurements,
maximal phonation time (MPT), speech rate
and speech intelligiblity.
Results: Fo and Fo range were found significantly high in
both patients groups but MPT and speech rate was meaningfully
decreased in these groups relative to control group.
There weren’t any significant differences between two patient
groups. The speech intelligibilities of the NTL group patients
were significantly low relative to other two groups. The voiceless
time measurements during phonation were significantly
high in two patients groups but we also found that it was not
effective on speech rate and intelligibility.
Conclusion: The phonation gained after NTL is similar to
that of FLL in respect of various features. But owing to differences
of the speech intelligibility measurements we
concluded that the patients underwent NTL could be
exposed to more problem during the communication with
their social surroundings.

Keywords: Laryngectomy; postoperative period; speech/physiology;speech acoustics; voice/physiology; laryngealneoplasms/surgery; voice quality.

Near-total larenjektomiden sonra ses kalitesinin değerlendirilmesi

Erkan Özüdoğru1, Hamdi Çaklı, Handan Sekili, Emre Cingi, Cem Keçik, M. Kezban Gürbüz, Cengiz Bal

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Larenjektomi; ameliyat sonrası dönem;konuşma/fizyoloji; konuşma akustikleri; ses/fizyoloji; larengealneoplaziler/cerrahi; ses kalitesi.

Erkan Özüdoğru, Hamdi Çaklı, Handan Sekili, Emre Cingi, Cem Keçik, M. Kezban Gürbüz, Cengiz Bal. The evaluation of voice quality after near-total laryngectomy. Tr-ENT. 2004; 12(2): 71-77

Corresponding Author: Erkan Özüdoğru
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