A Simple Closure Technic for Tracheoesophageal Puncture Failures

Mutlu A. , Dasli S., ÖZTÜRK M., Topdag M.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.27, no.8, pp.2149-2150, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000003045
  • Page Numbers: pp.2149-2150
  • Keywords: Periprosthetic leakage, puncture, septal button, tracheoesophageal fistula, LARYNGECTOMY, MANAGEMENT, FISTULA


Tracheosephageal puncture is the one of the most favorable methods, and widely used by physicians for voice reconstruction after total laryngectomy. Intractable leakages from the tracheosephageal punctures are the most common complication, and management of these fistulas is still troublesome for the patients and physicians. Local surgical sutures, rotational flaps, injections are reported previously, but in this report the authors aimed to mention on a very simple method with silicone septal button. Insertion of a temporary silicone septal button may be well tolerated by patients and can help to manage this complication easily on exact indications. The authors discussed indications and long-term results of this method with different patients.