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Letters: Reply to Michael Koller, Austria. Inflated Neck

 
 

Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Jones, K.
Journal Title: Brass Bulletin
Date Published: 1988
Language: English
Category: Orofacial Disorders
Key Words: neck performance musician instrumental
Full Citation: Jones, Keith Davies. Letters: Reply to Michael Koller, Austria. Inflated Neck. Brass Bulletin 63 (1988): 81.
Full Abstract: A puffed out neck in brass performance is a troublesome condition called, laryngocele. A pouch resulting from a protrusion of the laryngeal mucosa through a weak spot in the thyroid membrane above the laryngeal cartilage (voice box), this condition is usually harmless. It results from high pressure in the larynx and is correctable with a surgical procedure.