aphonia


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aphonia

[ā′fōn·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Loss of voice and power of speech.
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Based on these data, primary TEP may be preferable for several reasons, including a greater likelihood of successful voice restoration, a shorter duration of postoperative aphonia, and the elimination of the need for a second operation and interim tube feedings.
1) Moreover, secondary TEP patients may have more reasonable expectations regarding the quality of tracheoesophageal speech and therefore be more satisfied with their voice following the period of postoperative aphonia.
We evaluated a 57-year-old nonsmoking woman who had a 2-month history of aphonia.
The typical symptom pattern included hoarseness, which progressed to a strained and fatigued voice and in some cases proceeded to temporary aphonia.
In fact, patient 1 was unable to complete the voice load test because of aphonia and odynophonia.
Psychiatric symptomatology in functional dysphonia and aphonia.
A 53-year-old woman from the same rural community came to the ENT outpatient department on June 19, 2002, with a complaint of aphonia of 2 days' duration.
The pyogenic granuloma in this patient is of particular interest because the sudden onset of aphonia associated with her coughing spells represents a rare but important cause of airway obstruction.