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Conservative laryngectomy: An effective treatment for severe aspiration in motor neurone disease

  • Maurice Hawthorne (a1), Roger Gray (a1) and Cecelia Cottam (a1)



Four cases are presented to illustrate that conservative laryngectomy is a simple and reliable treatment for severe aspiration in patients with motor neurone disease whose symptoms are predominantly bulbar. This treatment leads to a rapid return of the patients to their home, thus reducing their dependancy on skilled nursing care.


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