Prevention of postlaryngectomy pharyngocutaneous fistula: the Memorial University experience.

@article{Smith2003PreventionOP,
  title={Prevention of postlaryngectomy pharyngocutaneous fistula: the Memorial University experience.},
  author={Thomas James Smith and Kenneth J Burrage and Pradip Ganguly and Simon Kirby and Christopher Drover},
  journal={The Journal of otolaryngology},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={222-5}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of a pectoralis major myogenous flap in the prevention of pharyngocutaneous fistula in patients who have undergone total laryngectomy. Our secondary objective was to estimate the economic saving to our health care system. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. SETTING Grace General Hospital, St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, H. Bliss Murphy Cancer and Research Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred and… CONTINUE READING