University of Alabama at Birmingham;
Medical College of Georgia, Athens
Objective: Salvage laryngectomy to treat organ preservation failures results in significantly higher local wound complications. Even in the absence of extralaryngeal disease, primary closure of laryngeal defects results in protracted wound care problems. Our objective was to determine whether, in cases where sufficient mucosa is present to close the defect primarily, use of previously untreated vascularized tissue to close the wound may improves outcomes.
Rosenthal EL, Withrow KP, Magnuson JS, Terris DJ, Carroll WR, Gourin CG. P176 Management of Salvage Laryngectomy Defects Following Organ Preservation Failure. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):900. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.900-a