Pharyngocutaneous fistula following total laryngectomy.

@article{Dedivitis2007PharyngocutaneousFF,
  title={Pharyngocutaneous fistula following total laryngectomy.},
  author={Rog{\'e}rio Aparecido Dedivitis and Karina C. B. Ribeiro and Marina Fern{\'a}ndez Castro and Paulo C{\'i}cero do Nascimento},
  journal={Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di otorinolaringologia e chirurgia cervico-facciale},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          2-5
        }
}
Pharyngocutaneous fistula is the most common complication after total laryngectomy. The aim of the study was to establish the incidence of this complication in our series and analyse the predisposing factors. This is a retrospective study comprising 55 patients who underwent total laryngectomy. The following aspects were considered: sex, age, tumour site, pathologic staging according to TNM, performance and type of neck dissection, previous radiation therapy, previous tracheotomy, Cumulative… CONTINUE READING
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