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Article
June 1991

Tracheostomal Stenosis After Immediate Tracheoesophageal Puncture

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117(6):662-665. doi:10.1001/archotol.1991.01870180098019
Abstract

• The incidence of tracheostomal stenosis in a group of patients after total laryngectomy with or without pharyngectomy plus immediate tracheoesophageal or tracheogastric puncture was compared with that of a control group without puncture. The stenosis rate of the puncture group was significantly higher than that of the control group (19% vs 6%). The other probable etiologic factors for stomal stricture were similar in both groups. Analysis of the risk factors in the puncture group suggested a higher tendency of stenosis in females (43% vs 16%) and in patients receiving postoperative radiotherapy (29% vs 14%), although the difference failed to reach statistical significance.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117:662-665)

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