Efficacy of the myofascial pectoralis major flap in the reduction of salivary fistulas after salvage total laryngectomy.

@article{Estomba2018EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of the myofascial pectoralis major flap in the reduction of salivary fistulas after salvage total laryngectomy.},
  author={Carlos Miguel Chiesa Estomba and Jos{\'e} {\'A}ngel Gonz{\'a}lez Garc{\'i}a and Jon Alexander Sistiaga Suarez and Izaskun Thomas Arrizabalaga and Ekhi{\~n}e Larruscain Sarasola and Xabier Altuna Mariezcurrena},
  journal={Acta otorrinolaringologica espanola},
  year={2018},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={99-104}
}
INTRODUCTION Pharyngocutaneous fistula is the most frequent complication after total laryngectomy. Its incidence varies between 9%-25% in post primary total laryngectomy patients, to 14%-57% in salvage laryngectomy post radiotherapy or post chemotherapy + radiotherapy. The pectoralis major myofascial flap (PMMF)is postulated as a useful tool to decrease the… CONTINUE READING