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Survey on cervical dilatation in wind musicians

Posted 2 aprile 2014 by Alfonso Gianluca Gucciardo MD in Highlights

Please, help Terrassa Center’s Doctors to conduct this very interesting research.

Due to the air pressure, some musicians experience an enlargement of their neck while playing.  Although this is rarely annoying, it can occasionally cause problems. In some cases dilatation of the larynx can even be seen (laryngocele) (see simulation in the picture).

Simulated image of a trombone player with laryngocele.

This ANONYMOUS questionnaire aims to study in detail the presence of neck dilatation due to play a wind instrument. WE NEED YOUR PARTICIPATION, WHETHER YOU HAVE DILATED NECK OR NOT. These data will help us to establish future preventive and therapeutic strategies.

This will take you less than 5 minutes.

Click on the animated picture, and answer to the questionnaire, please!




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Alfonso Gianluca Gucciardo MD
Alfonso Gianluca Gucciardo MD

Performing Arts Medicine Doctor in Italy