Impact of pharyngeal closure technique on fistula after salvage laryngectomy.

  title={Impact of pharyngeal closure technique on fistula after salvage laryngectomy.},
  author={Urjeet A. Patel and Brian A Moore and Mark Wax and Eben L Rosenthal and Larissa Sweeny and Oleg N Militsakh and Joseph A. Califano and Alice C Lin and Christian P. Hasney and Rashidi Butcher and Jamie Flohr and Demetri Arnaoutakis and Matthew G Huddle and Jeremy D. Richmon},
  journal={JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery},
  volume={139 11},
IMPORTANCE No consensus exists as to the best technique, or techniques, to optimize wound healing, decrease pharyngocutaneous fistula formation, and shorten both hospital length of stay and time to initiation of oral intake after salvage laryngectomy. We sought to combine the recent experience of multiple high-volume institutions, with different reconstructive preferences, in the management of pharyngeal closure technique for post-radiation therapy salvage total laryngectomy in an effort to… CONTINUE READING

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