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Table 3 Time intervals (time of occurrence after end of treatment) of aspiration pneumonias, tracheostomies and feeding tubes

From: Long-term functional outcome after laryngeal cancer treatment

Time Intervala Aspirationb
(permanent)
Tracheostomyb
(permanent)
Feeding Tube
(permanent)
Any 7% (1.8%) 19.8% (3.5%) 25.4% (3.5%)
Peri-treatment 3.4% (0.7%) 10% (1.4%) 20.5% (2.5%)
3 to 24 months 2.7% (0.2%) 7.3% (1.6%) 3.6% (0.8%)
After 2 years 0.9% (0.9%) 2.5% (0.5%) 1.3% (0.2%)
  1. a Events after tumor recurrence (73) are censored
  2. b Patients who initially underwent total laryngectomy (n = 39) are excluded