Laser treatment of symptomatic anterior pharyngeal pouches after laryngectomy.

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UNLABELLED BACKGROUND. An anterior pharyngeal pouch is a common anatomic variation after total laryngectomy. The exact part the pouch has to play in postlaryngectomy swallowing disorders is unknown but might be bigger than expected. METHODS Nine patients with a symptomatic pouch were treated with CO2 laser and questioned about pre- and postoperative… (More)

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@article{Pennings1999LaserTO, title={Laser treatment of symptomatic anterior pharyngeal pouches after laryngectomy.}, author={R J E Pennings and Frank H. J. van den Hoogen and Henri August Marie Marres}, journal={Head & neck}, year={1999}, volume={21 4}, pages={310-4} }