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 contribution||The stapler in total laryngectomy with closed technique|
|Number of pages||3|
|Issue number||4 Suppl|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research