Federal University of São Paulo-Paulista School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil;
Head and Neck Service of Heliópolis Hospital, São Paulo
Objective: To study the use of the linear stapler for pharyngeal closure after total laryngectomy.
Design: Cohort study with mean follow-up of 13 months.
Setting: Two referral centers of head and neck surgery.
Patients: Nineteen consecutive patients were analyzed, 18 men and 1 woman (age range, 44-80 years), all with squamous cell carcinoma transglottic tumors: 11 with T4, 7 T3, and 1 T2; 12 N0, 4 N1, and 3 N2; all M0.
Walder F, Lehn CN, Leonhardt FD, Takimoto RM, Cervantes O, Abrahão M. P171 Stapler Application for Pharyngeal Closure After Total Laryngectomy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):899. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.899-b