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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

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

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.

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