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Vol. 85. Issue 6.
Pages 809 (November - December 2019)
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Vol. 85. Issue 6.
Pages 809 (November - December 2019)
Letter to the editor
DOI: 10.1016/j.bjorl.2019.06.007
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“The Laryngectomee Guide” is available now in Portuguese
“The Laryngectomee Guide” agora está disponível em português
Itzhak Brook
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, USA
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Dear Editor,

I am happy to announce that “The Laryngectomee Guide” is available now in Portuguese. The translation was supervised by Drs. Aline L. Freitas Chaves, José Guilherme Vartanian, Rogério A. Dedivitis, and Luiz P. Kowalski and is available (FREE) at:

The paperback edition can be obtained at

The American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery has made the English edition available for free download on their website:

The Guide provides practical information that can assist laryngectomees and their caregivers with medical, dental and psychological issues. It contains information about side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, methods of speaking, airway, stoma, and voice prosthesis care, as well as eating and swallowing, medical, dental and psychological concerns, respiration, anesthesia and travel guidelines.1

I hope that you will find the Guide helpful for you and your colleagues as well as your patients.


Conflicts of interest

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

R. Gonzalez-Orus Alvarez-Morujo, P. Martinez Pascual, M. Tucciarone, M. Fernandez Fernandez, R. Souviron Encabo, T. Martinez Guirado.
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Please cite this article as: Brook I. “The Laryngectomee Guide” is available now in Portuguese. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2019;85:799.

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Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology (English Edition)

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