Brain sensorimotor reorganization as a predictor of clinical outcome following laryngectomy

ID Number 13-0092

Principal Investigator(s)
Kristina Simonyan

Department(s) or Division(s)
Neurology

Description

The purpose of this study is to better understand the brain changes in patients who undergo total laryngectomy. Total laryngectomy is a commonly performed procedure for advanced head and neck cancer that radically changes the anatomy of the upper airway and leads to the loss of normal laryngeal functions. Brain functions responsible for learning to control upper airway functions in a different way after the surgery remain unknown which hinders our development of more sufficient strategies for rehabilitation of speech function in these patients.



Contact Information
Estee Rubien-Thomas
(212) 241-1438
estee.rubien-thomas@mssm.edu

Recruiting Patients: Yes