Passy-Muir valve

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

Follow up chest X ray.

Patient Data

Age: 65-70Y
Gender: Female
X-ray

Can you name this device?

Patient has had complete laryngectomy for squamous cell cancer of larynx.  There is a Passy Muir Valve covering the tracheostomy.

When you look at trachea the air overlying larynx is wider than usual. This should clue you into it.

Case Discussion

Look at old images if available.

Look at all foreign bodies in detail.

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Case information

rID: 27899
Case created: 25th Feb 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Systems: Chest, Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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