Breaking the silence: Total larynx transplant on a affected person with energetic most cancers

On Feb. 29, Marty Kedian made historical past by efficiently present process a groundbreaking surgical procedure at Mayo Clinic that’s offering hope to hundreds who’ve misplaced their voice and talent to swallow and breathe on their very own as a consequence of diminished laryngeal operate or whole lack of their larynx.

This is the third identified larynx transplant within the U.S. and the primary identified case carried out on a affected person with an energetic most cancers as a part of a scientific trial. It can be Mayo Clinic’s first whole larynx transplant. The multidisciplinary crew, together with six surgeons, was led by Dr. David Lott, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) – Head and Neck Surgery/Audiology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Lott additionally leads Mayo Clinic’s Larynx and Trachea Transplant Program.
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