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What do you suggest if my husband had an esophagectomy. a very long surgery. he was intubated for two days. now his epiglottis wont?

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Patience

The vocal cords and epiglottis have been irritated by the tube used while he was intubated.
This should clear up after 2-10 days. Seldom is there any permanent damage. If problems persist, a visualization of the cords is a relatively easy procedure.

In brief: Patience

The vocal cords and epiglottis have been irritated by the tube used while he was intubated.
This should clear up after 2-10 days. Seldom is there any permanent damage. If problems persist, a visualization of the cords is a relatively easy procedure.
Dr. Robert Fietsam
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