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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Complications/risks Procedure Scalpel Protectiveequipment Stitches or clips Prosthesis Sterilizing equipment Diseases/disorders for treatment Pre and post patient care Laryngectomy Laryngal cancer. Severe trauma and other surgical tools such as gloves Pre-patient care:physical exam, blood tests, speech and swallowing therapist, nutritional counseling, stop-smoking counseling, administer necessary drugsPost-patient care:post nutritional care, pain meds, learn care fortracheostomy tube and stoma, speech rehabilitation, follow up Allergic reactions to medicinesBreathing problemsHeart problemsBleedingHematomasWound InfectionsFistulasStomal StenosisLeaking around TEP and prosthesisDamage to other parts in regionProblems swallowing, speaking, and eating Prognosis Total laryngectomy removes the larynx and parts of the pharynx. The surgeon will make an opening in the trachea and a hole in the front of the patient's neck. The trachea is attached to this hole(stoma). A prosthesis to allow speaking will be put in. Sometimes a tracheoesophageal puncture will be done and it allows food from the tracheato go into the esophagus. Muscles and skin will be closed with stitches or pins. After the surgery breathing will be done through the stoma. Equipment Wounds heal in 2-3 weeksFull recovery is expected in one monthMostly all of the cancer is removedPeople learn how to live without their larynx Radiation necrosis such as gunshot wounds
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