Reconstruction after pharyngolaryngo-oesophagectomy using delto-pectoral flap.

Abstract

Fifty patients with hypopharyngeal cancer treated with total pharyngolaryngectomy and staged reconstruction using delto-pectoral flaps in the years from 1967-1976 were studied. The main complications were fistulae and stricture formation; these are described. The hospital mortality was low, and postoperative deaths only occurred in previously irradiated… (More)

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