Conservative laryngectomy (an effective treatment for severe aspiration in motor neurone disease)

J Laryngol Otol. 1987 Mar;101(3):283-5.


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 dependency on skilled nursing care.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Laryngectomy*
  • Male
  • Motor Neurons*
  • Neuromuscular Diseases / complications*
  • Pneumonia, Aspiration / prevention & control*