Passy-Muir Valve Use with the Head and Neck Cancer Population

Linda Stachowiak, MS, CCC-SLP BRS-S
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando, FL

Multiple case studies will be used to demonstrate how the timing of the tracheotomy relative to the course of cancer treatment impacts swallow function, dysphagia treatment decisions, and the use of the Passy-Muir Valve.  Patients receiving the tracheostomy prior to, during, and post treatment will be discussed.




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