Gastroesophageal reflux prophylaxis decreases the incidence of pharyngocutaneous fistula after total laryngectomy.

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Pharyngocutaneous fistula is a serious complication after laryngectomy. Gastric fluid is known to cause severe laryngopharyngeal injury and poor mucosal healing. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of a gastroesophageal reflux prophylaxis regimen on the incidence of fistula after laryngectomy. Twenty-one consecutive patients were entered in the… (More)

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@article{Seikaly1995GastroesophagealRP, title={Gastroesophageal reflux prophylaxis decreases the incidence of pharyngocutaneous fistula after total laryngectomy.}, author={Hadi R Seikaly and P Park}, journal={The Laryngoscope}, year={1995}, volume={105 11}, pages={1220-2} }