Survey on neck dilatation in wind musicians

  • Publication: 2014
  • Author: Institut de Fisiologia i Medicina de l'Art Terrassa

Survey on neck dilatation in wind musicians


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).

If you're a wind musician we will appreciate if you answer the form that is beneath (it will take you less than 5 minutes)

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.

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