Early oral feeding after total laryngectomy: Outcome of 602 patients in one cancer center


SÜTAY SÜSLÜ N. , HOŞAL A. Ş.

AURIS NASUS LARYNX, vol.43, no.5, pp.546-550, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anl.2016.01.004
  • Title of Journal : AURIS NASUS LARYNX
  • Page Numbers: pp.546-550

Abstract

Objective: Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is the most frequent complication after total laryngectomy. However, delayed oral feeding and inserting a nasogastric tube has been considered as a safe practice among head and neck surgeons, and there is no general agreement on the initiation of the oral intake. The aim of the study is to determine the incidence of PCF after primary total laryngectomy in a large homogenous case series and to evaluate whether fistula and early oral feeding are related.