The stapler in total laryngectomy with closed technique.

Translated title of the contribution: The stapler in total laryngectomy with closed technique

M. Manola, L. D'Angelo, F. Longo, S. De Vivo, S. Villano, G. De Maria, F. Ionna

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Abstract

AIMS AND BACKGROUNDS: The use of the stapler in total laryngectomy with closed technique is described by the authors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 1999 to December 2002, 27 total laryngectomy were performed, 15 with a stapler and 5 cases had a primary tracheoesophageal puncture. RESULTS: Only one patient developed a pharyngocutaneous fistula, no other patients experienced post-operative complications. All cases in this study had negative surgical margins. CONCLUSION: The correct indication for the use of the stapler is a tumor that needs a total laryngectomy, but completely endolaryngeal. The technique allows to remove the nso-gastric tube at the end of the first week after the operation, to avoid soiling the surgical field, to reduce the time in theatre. This technique seems to be safe as the traditional suture.

Translated title of the contributionThe stapler in total laryngectomy with closed technique
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)260-262
Number of pages3
JournalTumori
Volume89
Issue number4 Suppl
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

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  • Cancer Research

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    Manola, M., D'Angelo, L., Longo, F., De Vivo, S., Villano, S., De Maria, G., & Ionna, F. (2003). The stapler in total laryngectomy with closed technique. Tumori, 89(4 Suppl), 260-262.