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Figure A.9: When the prosthesis is fully stretched (elongated) is can be inserted into the TEF. Once the prosthesis is inserted its fixation can be checked by reversing the plunger to the yellow position followed by gently pulling (indicated by arrows in second highlight). Once proper fixation has been verified the plunger is moved back until the red color is visible followed by detachment between the inserter and prosthesis.

The elongated prosthesis is pushed through the tracheoesophageal fistula until the tracheal flange completely touches the tracheal posterior wall (figure A.9). The flexible plunger-tip with the ball valve on top will in most cases follow the esophageal contour easily.

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