Tracheoesophageal puncture
: A small opening made by a surgeon between the esophagus and the trachea. A valve keeps food out of the trachea but lets air into the esophagus for esophageal speech.

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a one-way plastic valve placed in a surgically created tracheoesophageal fistula to restore speech after laryngectomy. Called also Blom-Singer p.

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