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respiratory problem after the laryngectomy

My farther-in-law has been diagnosed as cancer of the larynx, and then he has a total laryngectomy. After the operation he has to breathe through a permanent opening in the front of his neck, and must ware a small device on the hole. But in China there is only one kind of steel device supplied, which is staring, and makes patient feel uncomfortable.

So we are trying to find other kind of device for him, something is made in plastic or looks like fleshcolor. Can you give me some advice for where to find it?



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For a listing of places where you can get a tracheostomy tube please try an internet search using the words
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Unfortunately, NJC censored my recommendations to you. You may contact my e-mail (***@****) if you like.

Andy, RRT, CPFT
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And once again to correct the nurse here, DO NOT type in "plastic trach". This is NOT what you need. In fact a tracheostomy tube is contraindicated and could be harmful to the larygectomy stoma!

Type in "Laryngectomy Tube".


Andy, RRT, CPFT
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