Early oral feeding following total laryngectomy


SAYDAM L., KALCIOĞLU M. T. , KIZILAY A.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.23, ss.277-281, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1053/ajot.2002.126321
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.277-281

Özet

Introduction: Pharyngocutaneous fistula is one of the most common nonfatal laryngectomy complications (7.6% to 65% of all total patients). Preoperative radiotherapy, advanced tumor stage, poor preoperative medical status, and concomitant pharyngectomy are usually accepted causative factors in fistula formation. Delay of oral feeding is a common practice used by head and neck surgeons to prevent the development of pharyngocutaneous fistula. In this article we analyze our experience with special emphasis given to the early start of postoperative feeding.